Comments for HTTP Time Protocol

11 Jan 2005 12:23 rkeene

Re: Nice idea!


> But using this snippet works fine, too

> ;-)

>

> date -s "`lynx -dump -head

> http://www.kernel.org |grep 'Date:'|awk

> -F': ' '{print $2}'`"

HTP (atleast the C version) does basic statistical analysis to use multiple sources to create a more accurate time.

08 Nov 2004 09:15 evervest

Re: Nice idea!

> I suppose if you ran that every minute
> you may not have any jumps, but the
> feature of smooth adjustment is good for
> less frequent polling.


The C version of htpd is doing smooth adjustments (since version 0.3.4) in stead of time steps, simular to ntpd.

07 Nov 2004 21:16 jrexilius

Re: Nice idea!


> But using this snippet works fine, too

> ;-)

>

> date -s "`lynx -dump -head

> http://www.kernel.org |grep 'Date:'|awk

> -F': ' '{print $2}'`"

I suppose if you ran that every minute you may not have any jumps, but the feature of smooth adjustment is good for less frequent polling.

Although, wouldn't an HTTP extension to the rdate code be effective?

27 Aug 2004 15:28 evervest

Re: Nice idea!
date -s "`lynx -dump -head http://www.kernel.org|awk -F': ' '/Date: / {print $2}'`"
to make it even shorter

27 Aug 2004 13:13 evervest

Re: Nice idea!
Agreed, but you don't do boundary checking and your version is less friendly for non-programmers.

You are more than welcome to write a slick version in C.

It's the idea that counts :)

26 Aug 2004 13:51 agohr

Nice idea!
But using this snippet works fine, too ;-)

date -s "`lynx -dump -head http://www.kernel.org |grep 'Date:'|awk -F': ' '{print $2}'`"

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