Is there a broadcast time protocol?
Posted on 2000-03-15
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, time-nw.nist.gov:13 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...)