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man pages section 8: System Administration Commands

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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

in.timed(8)

Name

in.timed - UDP or TCP time protocol service daemon

Synopsis

in.timed 
FMRI svc:/internet/time:default

Description

FMRI stands for Fault Management Resource Identifier. It is used to identify resources managed by the Fault Manager. See fmd(8) and smf(7).

The in.timed service provides the server-side of the time protocol. The time server sends to requestors the time in seconds since midnight, January 1, 1900. The time protocol is available on both TCP and UDP transports through port 37.

The in.timed service is an inetd(8) smf(7) delegated service. The in.timed detects which transport is requested by examining the socket it is passed by the inetd daemon.

TCP-based service

Once a connection is established, the in.timed sends the time as a 32-bit binary number and closes the connection. Any received data is ignored.

UDP-based service

The in.timed listens for UDP datagrams. When a datagram is received, the server generates a UDP datagram containing the time as a 32–bit binary number and sends it to the client. Any received data is ignored.

Attributes

See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
service/network/legacy-network-services
Interface Stability
Committed

See Also

attributes(7), smf(7), inetd(8)

RFC 868