Retrieving Date and Time From a Remote Computer

Gregory Lypny gregory.lypny at
Tue Aug 16 13:31:43 EDT 2011

Hi Stephen,

Yes, and Bob Sneidar has kindly provided us with a function that does that (see "Re: Grabbing the Date and Time From a Time Server on the Internet”).  The only thing it lacks at the moment is the year.  I asked about doing the same with a remote computer only to explore an alternative.



On Tue, Aug 16, 2011, at 1:00 PM, Stephen Barncard wrote:

> 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.

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