get precise time from internet

Peter M. Brigham, MD pmbrig at
Mon Sep 5 21:59:44 EDT 2011

Looks as if you missed the recent thread on this, starting mid-August. The subject in most of the messages was "Re: Retrieving Date and Time From a Remote Computer". Check the archives. Turns out it's not as simple as it sounds.

-- Peter

Peter M. Brigham
pmbrig at

On Sep 5, 2011, at 9:40 PM, Nicolas Cueto wrote:

> Hi.
> Got a few seconds between classes, so I'll post here now instead of
> searching the archives, in hope that when I get back from classes
> there may be an answer waiting for me ^_^
> Anyone have a script or an idea for a script that'll download the
> precise time from an internet website (or websiteS, in case one site
> is down).
> Thanks.
> --
> Nicolas Cueto
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