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I have some OLD legacy hardware that I'd like to keep time synchronized on. It supports the TIME protocol (not NTP). Are there any reliable TIME servers online anymore? If so, where?


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up vote 6 down vote accepted

NIST still provide some TIME (RFC-868) services, alongside NTP and DAYTIME.

Just pay attention to the notice in green at the bottom of the page.

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Thanks. That's exactly what I needed. – Mike B Dec 6 '09 at 5:38

If you have a Unix-like box around, I believe it should be possible to set up your own TIME server fairly easily - Wikipedia suggests that the daemon is installed by default on many distributions, requiring only that you enable it in your inetd.conf. The time on the Unix box could be kept in sync with NTP.

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Thanks. I appreciate the prompt feedback. Ideally, I'm looking for something that I wouldn't have to manage on my own. – Mike B Dec 4 '09 at 16:53
Ah I'm sorry, I have no data for you there. – dsolimano Dec 4 '09 at 17:11
s/inedt/inetd/ – grawity Dec 5 '09 at 13:19

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