Fwd: Web time

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Aug 29 11:48:47 EDT 2011


That, as they say, is that. 

Bob


Begin forwarded message:

> From: Richard Schmidt <rich.schmidt at usno.navy.mil>
> Date: August 29, 2011 7:59:33 AM PDT
> To: bobs at twft.com
> Subject: Web time
> 
> 	Thank you for your note regarding our web time on server tycho.usno.navy.mil. You should be aware that there is a requirement to replace this web server with a Navy portal server, and that the application that you discuss may soon disappear entirely. USNO is not funded to maintain this application. In addition 
> it should be noted that the ONLY means of Internet time synchronization that
> we will continue to support is the standard NTP protocol.  You are urged to 
> reconsider your lack of compliance with NTP if you wish to use USNO for a
> time standard.  NTP is the most widely distributed protocol on the Internet, and
> is supported on all available computing platforms. Once synchronized to USNO via
> NTP you can develop your own apps on local platforms. 
> 	In the past we have randomly varied the format of the web time output
> just to discourage developers from assuming that its format is suitable for 
> parsing by homegrown applications. 
> 
> Regards,
> Richard Schmidt
> Network Timing Operations, USNO
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