rdate sets the local date and time from the hostname given as an argument. You must have the authorization solaris.system.date on the local system. Typically, rdate is used in a startup script.
rdate requests are responded to by the “time” service on the specified host. To enable the “time” service, use the following commands:
svcadm enable time:stream svcadm enable time:dgram
The rdate command is IPv6–enabled. See ip6(7P).
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: