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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

     timedc - timed control program

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

     timedc [command [argument ...]]

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

     timedc is used to control the operation of the timed(8) program.  It may
     be used to:

     +o   Measure the differences between machines' clocks,
     +o    Find  the location where the master time server is running,
     +o   Enable or disable tracing of messages received by timed,
     +o   Perform various debugging actions.

     Without  any arguments, timedc will prompt for commands from
the standard
     input.  If arguments are  supplied,  timedc  interprets  the
first argument
     as  a  command  and the remaining arguments as parameters to
the command.
     The standard input may be redirected causing timedc to  read
commands from
     a  file.   Commands  may be abbreviated; recognized commands

     ? [command ...]

     help [command ...]
             Print a short description of each command  specified
in the argument
  list, or, if no arguments are given, a list of
the recognized

     clockdiff host [...]
             Compute the differences between  the  clock  of  the
host machine and
             the clocks of the machines given as arguments.

     msite [host ...]
             Show the master time server for specified host(s).

     trace { on | off }
             Enable  or  disable the tracing of incoming messages
to timed in
             the file /var/log/timed.log.

     election host
             Asks the daemon on the  target  host  to  reset  its
             timers  and  to  ensure  that a time master has been

     quit    Exit from timedc.

     Other commands may be included for use in testing and debugging timed;
     the help command and the program source may be consulted for

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

     /var/log/timed.log        tracing file for timed
     /var/log/timed.masterlog  log file for master timed

DIAGNOSTICS    [Toc]    [Back]

     ?Ambiguous command
             abbreviation matches more than one command
     ?Invalid command
             no match found
     ?Privileged command
             command can be executed by root only

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

     date(1), adjtime(2), icmp(4), timed(8)

     R. Gusella and  S.  Zatti,  TSP:  The  Time  Synchronization
Protocol for UNIX

HISTORY    [Toc]    [Back]

     The timedc command appeared in 4.3BSD.

OpenBSD      3.6                           May      11,      1993
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