• Subject: RE: AS/400 Time Server Software (Was Re: Daytime Service on the A S/400) (OT)
  • From: Carl Friedberg <friedberg@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 5 Nov 1999 20:27:39 -0500

Well Tardis is nice (for NT). However, there are no real checks on it. Once,
our source for correct time (our router, which our vendor sync'ed up for us)
slipped back a few years on its way to retirement in the south, and
everyone's PC was set to 1994. You really want to takea few minutes to make
sure that something like this can't happen to easily (no, it had nothing to
do with 400's; thus OT. Just beware that any client and/or server you write
has some reasonableness checks in it, which Tardis does not... just my 2
cents. Carl Friedberg, carl@comets.com
-----Original Message-----
From: Goodbar, Loyd (AFS-Water Valley) [mailto:LGoodbar@afs.bwauto.com]
Sent: Friday, November 05, 1999 3:13 PM
To: 'MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com'
Subject: RE: AS/400 Time Server Software (Was Re: Daytime Service on the
A S/400)


There are programs for this. On the PC, TARDIS can be used to 1) get the
time from a time server and update the clock, and 2) act as a time server
for other computers. It's companion program, K9, is a client-only program
that receives time data and updates the clock. Specifically, K9 listens for
NTP messages. 

The K9 program has included source (k9linux.c) and could be a start for
porting a client service for the AS/400. These programs can be found at
http://www.kaska.demon.co.uk 

TARDIS and K9 are shareware programs, and are extremely reasonably priced.

OT: Does anyone know the status of Dr. Who? Last I heard, it was going to be
produced in the US....

Loyd

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phil Hall [SMTP:hallp@ssax.com]
> Sent: Friday, 05 November, 1999 12:44 PM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Cc:   bparis@sccmail.com
> Subject:      Re: AS/400 Time Server Software (Was Re: Daytime Service on
> the AS/400)
> 
> Bill,
> 
> > Well, it turns out that the ClearTracs can poll for time using the
> > implementation spelled out in RFC868. I'd like to use our AS/400 as the
> time
> > server, offering its time to any device when port 37 is opened. I've
> looked
> > around on the net looking for such a program but there is nothing to be
> > found.
> 
> the 'time' and 'ntp' services support on Unix is wrapped up in the actual
> 'inetd' program - most ported implementations of inetd also wrap these
> services in inetd too, this is why you'll have difficulty finding source
> code for these two services as separate entities.
> 
> I'll have a look (or you could get your programmers to) to see if the
> functions that support these two services is easy to rip out into
> standalone
> programs for the AS/400.
> 
> --phil
> 
> Phil Hall
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