Retrieving Date and Time From a Remote Computer

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Tue Aug 16 12:56:19 EDT 2011


Wouldn't it be better to get time data from a place that's mission-critical
consistent, like the NAVY and WWV? Then you wouldn't have to maintain it or
deal with outages.

On 16 August 2011 09:37, Gregory Lypny <gregory.lypny at videotron.ca> wrote:

> Hi Bob,
>
> No, just my office Mac a few kilometres away.  I was thinking of other ways
> of not relying on the date and time settings of users who would FTP data to
> me.  If my client app can grab the date and time from my office make, then I
> have a consistent timestamp that I can rely on.
>
>
> Gregory
>
>
>
> On Tue, Aug 16, 2011, at 11:44 AM, use-livecode-request at lists.runrev.comwrote:
>
> > Message: 24
> > Date: Tue, 16 Aug 2011 08:24:30 -0700
> > From: Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com>
> > To: How to use LiveCode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>
> > Subject: Re: Retrieving Date and Time From a Remote Computer
> > Message-ID: <3FCB9ED9-3960-40B9-B391-9ABF6DBACD02 at twft.com>
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> >
> > Remote as in a different time zone?? If they are both set to query a time
> server, then the remote mac will ALWAYS have the same time as the local one.
> If it is always in the same time zone, calculate it.
> >
> > Apart from that, I suppose you would have to ssh in which means setting
> up firewalls (ick). Or else you would have to set up some kind of server
> that could be queried, but still firewall issues.
> >
> > Bob
>
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