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 dts_intro(1m)		  Open Software Foundation	       dts_intro(1m)




 NAME
      dts_intro - Introduction to the DCE DTS commands

 DESCRIPTION
      The DCE Distributed Time Service (DTS) provides the following
      facilities:


	+  The dtsd daemon

	+  The DTS control program (dtscp)

	+  The DTS local clock setting program (dtsdate)


      The DTS is implemented in the dtsd process. Both clerks and servers
      use the same daemon. The behavior of the dtsd daemon is determined by
      the dtscp command.

      The dtscp control program allows you to synchronize, adjust, and
      maintain the system clocks in a distributed network. The DTS control
      program commands are listed below:


	+  The advertise command, which configures the DTS server as a
	   global server

	+  The change command, which modifies the epoch and sets the local
	   time to a new time

	+  The create command, which establishes a DTS entity (a clerk or
	   server)

	+  The delete command, which causes DTS to exit on the local node

	+  The disable command, which suspends a DTS entity

	+  The enable command, which starts a DTS entity

	+  The exit command, which ends the dtscp management session and
	   returns you to the system prompt

	+  The help command which invokes the dtscp help service.

	+  The quit command, which ends the dtscp management session and
	   returns you to the system prompt

	+  The set command, which modifies characteristics of a DTS entity

	+  The show command, which displays characteristics of a DTS entity




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 dts_intro(1m)		  Open Software Foundation	       dts_intro(1m)




	+  The synchronize command, which synchronizes the system clock with
	   the time obtained from DTS servers in the network

	+  The unadvertise command, which removes the global server entry

	+  The update command, which gradually adjusts the system clock to a
	   new time


      For more information on any of the above dtscp commands, see the
      appropriate reference page in this chapter.

      The dtsd command restarts the DTS daemon (clerk or server process).
      When the host system is rebooted, this command is automatically
      executed as part of the overall DCE configuration procedure. For more
      information, see the dtsd reference page in this chapter.

      Invocation of dtsd leaves it in an idle state. In order for it to
      assume an identity, it must be ``created'' with the dtscp create
      command.

      After the DTS entity is created, it is still in a non-functioning
      state. To put it into operation, you must invoke dtscp enable, which
      causes an immediate synchronization to take place. For more
      information, see the enable reference page in this chapter.

      To bring down a DTS entity, you must first stop it with dtscp disable
      and then delete it with dtscp delete. For more information, see the
      disable and delete reference pages in this chapter.

      The dtsdate command sets the local clock of a system to be the same as
      the host remote_host, running a dtsd server.  For more information see
      the tsdate reference page in this chapter.

 RELATED INFORMATION
      Command: dtscp(1m) dtsdate(1m)

      Books: DCE Administration Guide, DCE Administration Reference
















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