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System Administration Guide: Network Services     Oracle Solaris 11 Express 11/10
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Part I Network Services Topics

1.  Network Service (Overview)

2.  Managing Web Cache Servers

3.  Time-Related Services

Clock Synchronization (Overview)

Managing Network Time Protocol (Tasks)

How to Set Up an NTP Server

How to Set Up an NTP Client

Using Other Time-Related Commands (Tasks)

How to Synchronize Date and Time From Another System

Network Time Protocol (Reference)

Part II Accessing Network File Systems Topics

4.  Managing Network File Systems (Overview)

5.  Network File System Administration (Tasks)

6.  Accessing Network File Systems (Reference)

Part III SLP Topics

7.  SLP (Overview)

8.  Planning and Enabling SLP (Tasks)

9.  Administering SLP (Tasks)

10.  Incorporating Legacy Services

11.  SLP (Reference)

Part IV Mail Services Topics

12.  Mail Services (Overview)

13.  Mail Services (Tasks)

14.  Mail Services (Reference)

Part V Serial Networking Topics

15.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Overview)

16.  Planning for the PPP Link (Tasks)

17.  Setting Up a Dial-up PPP Link (Tasks)

18.  Setting Up a Leased-Line PPP Link (Tasks)

19.  Setting Up PPP Authentication (Tasks)

20.  Setting Up a PPPoE Tunnel (Tasks)

21.  Fixing Common PPP Problems (Tasks)

22.  Solaris PPP 4.0 (Reference)

23.  Migrating From Asynchronous Solaris PPP to Solaris PPP 4.0 (Tasks)

24.  UUCP (Overview)

25.  Administering UUCP (Tasks)

26.  UUCP (Reference)

Part VI Working With Remote Systems Topics

27.  Working With Remote Systems (Overview)

28.  Administering the FTP Server (Tasks)

29.  Accessing Remote Systems (Tasks)

Part VII Monitoring Network Services Topics

30.  Monitoring Network Performance (Tasks)



Using Other Time-Related Commands (Tasks)

The following procedure can be used to update the current time when ever needed, without having to setup NTP.

How to Synchronize Date and Time From Another System

  1. Become an administrator.

    For more information, see How to Obtain Administrative Rights in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Reset the date and time to synchronize with another system, by using the rdate command.
    # rdate another-system

    Name of the another system

  3. Verify that you have reset your system's date correctly by using the date command.

    The output should show a date and time that matches that of the other system.

Example 3-1 Synchronizing Date and Time From Another System

The following example shows how to use rdate to synchronize the date and time of one system with another. In this example, the system earth, running several hours behind, is reset to match the date and time of the server starbug.

earth# date
Tue Jun  5 11:08:27 MDT 2001
earth# rdate starbug
Tue Jun  5 14:06:37 2001
earth# date
Tue Jun  5 14:06:40 MDT 2001