Web time

Bob Sneidar bobs at twft.com
Mon Aug 29 15:46:14 EDT 2011


I posted this to inform everyone who was looking for a way to get the "real" internet time, that is not the system time, inside of Livecode, to avoid using the navy site as a source. According to them they change their format regularly to prevent people like us from using it in this fashion. Also, they are saying they are going to discontinue the use of that web site soon and force anyone who wants to use the navy time servers to use ntp. 

Bob


On Aug 29, 2011, at 11:33 AM, stephen barncard wrote:

> 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
>>> --
>>> * ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
>> *
>>> ~  Richard Schmidt                             Systems Engineering Branch
>> ~
>>> ~  Time Service Department
>> rich.schmidt at usno.navy.mil ~
>>> ~  U.S. Naval Observatory, Wash., DC 20392   (202)-762-1578; Fax
>> 762-1511 ~
>>> ~                       http://tycho.usno.navy.mil
>> ~
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