GNU/Linux Command – RDATE

rdate — Get the time from Remote machine.

Summary :
RDate connects to a Remote Time Server over a TCP/IP network, print and / or set the system clocl to  the time returned by it. The time in remote server should be maintained properly. So that all machines can get the time from that server.
$ rdate -p -- Print the time returned by the remote machine. # rdate -s -- Set the system time to the timereturned from the remote machine. $ rdate -u myserver -- Use UDP instead of TCP as the transport. $ rdate -l myserver -- Use syslog to log errors and output (Useful when it is used in cron jobs).

  1. Remote server should run the time service in port 37.
  2. Firewall should not block port 37.

Read : man rdate

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