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synchronizing clocks on diff. machines

ladioss
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I have a bunch of different machines running different OS's
and I was wondering if there's an easy way of synchronizing
all the clocks and keeping them synchronized.  Or perhaps is
there a way for one machine to "broadcast" the time to all
others?
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do all the OS's support timed?

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NT servers will respond to the "net time" command.

net time \\NTSName /set /yes

I don't know if UNIX will make this call, anyway, I put that in my start up to synch to the server.

lucidity, why do you post M$ proprietary answres in a UNIX topic?
It's even just half the trouth, it won't work this way in a default M$ setup.

timed (as ozo said) is the solution, available for most M$ products too ;-))

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I'm not familiar in that area...how would i get it to work if it
supports timed?  These machines are not running NT, but unix
os's.
timed works in master-slave mode (IRIX also supports primary and secondary masters).

You start timed as master on one machine, and as slave on all others. timed can be configured via options how to synchronize, see man-page for details.
Be prepared that it has different options on different platforms.
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Actually, i already have it answered by ozo.  Timed was the answer and I have it working on all 6 different OS's now even
though it was a pain with all the different options on the different platforms like ahoffmann said.  sorry that i couldn't give you the points though, ozo.

thanks to all!
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