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RDATE(8C)                                                            RDATE(8C)



NAME
       rdate - set system date from a remote host

SYNOPSIS
       /usr/ucb/rdate hostname

AVAILABILITY
       This  program  is  available  with the Networking software installation
       option.  Refer to for information on how to install optional software.

DESCRIPTION
       rdate sets the local date and time from the hostname given as argument.
       You  must  be  super-user  on the local system.  Typically rdate can be
       inserted as part of your /etc/rc.local startup script.

FILES
       /etc/rc.local

BUGS
       Could be modified to accept a list of hostnames and try  each  until  a
       valid  date  returned.  Better yet would be to write a real date server
       that accepted broadcast requests.



                               17 December 1987                      RDATE(8C)