Web time

stephen barncard stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon Aug 29 16:20:46 EDT 2011


Bob I know why you posted this but I ask again, don't the 2 different NTP
solutions posted by Andre and I solve the problem? Why would one even want
to use the screen scraping method if the other is available?

On 29 August 2011 12:46, Bob Sneidar <bobs at twft.com> wrote:

> 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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