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Re: nist time package

Daniel Martin writes:
> Well, it seems a bit like overkill.  There's already netdate in the
> netstd package, which sets the time by a telnet/udp query to port
> 37. (which is much easier to parse than the results of port 13) Much
> lighter-weight than the ntp protocol, and at least as accurate as the
> idea of telnetting to port 13.

What host?  I used to get the time from tick and tock at the Naval
Observatory, but they are no longer accessible and my ISP's clock is
wrong. I'm using xntp now, but that is ridiculous overkill.
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