Is there a broadcast time protocol?


When i just connected my notebook
to our campus LAN i noticed that
its internal time (usually a day or so off) suddenly was correct.

How did this work?

Is there perhaps a broadcast server
somewhere that tells the LAN what time
it is? I know no such protocol, though.

Or is there a routine in Win98
that connects to, say, to get the current time?

(So far, i could not reproduce the effect. But it did happen, and there was no little brother playing with the keyboard...)

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ScottHinckleyConnect With a Mentor Commented:
1)You may be logging into Novell and it may be set to sync the times.
2)You may be running a login script that uses the "net time" command to sync the times.
3)You may be running an NTP client such as Reflection Timesync or other. (NTP = Network Time Protocol)
If you run a login script when attaching to the LAN, the administrators can issue commands to sync the time with a designated time server.  The command would be similar to "Net Time \\computername /set"
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