Name

taiclock — check a system's clock through TAICLOCK

Synopsis

taiclock {host}

Description

taiclock connects to a TAICLOCK server on host. It communicates using the TAICLOCK protocol. host must be a dotted-decimal IP address.

taiclock prints to its standard output a 16-byte TAI64NA adjustment that, when added to the local UNIX clock, will produce the TAI clock on host. This is suitable for input to programs such as clockadd(1) and clockview(1).

taiclock limits the adjustment to 2 days.

See also

sntpclock(1)

a similar program that uses the SNTP protocol

taiclockd(1)

a server program that speaks the TAICLOCK protocol

clockspeed(1)

History

taiclock was originally part of Daniel J. Bernstein's clockspeed toolset in 1998.

Author

Original code and documentation by Daniel J. Bernstein. Documentation modernizations by Jonathan de Boyne Pollard.