Web time

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon Aug 29 14:33:29 EDT 2011


Your remark is off the thread. I forgot. What is the conclusion?

Was the letter referring to the site we were 'screen scraping' to get the
time  ?
And don't the binary NTP solutions defined by the Time People
<http://tycho.usno.navy.mil/ntp.html>and suggested by Andre and myself fall
into the category of   viable ways to get accurate internet time in the
future?

On 29 August 2011 08:48, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> 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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> ~
> > ~  Time Service Department
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