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Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019
 
 

rdate(8)

Name

rdate - set system date from a remote host

Synopsis

rdate hostname

Description

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

Usage

The rdate command is IPv6–enabled. For more information, see the ip6(4P) man page.

Attributes

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

ATTRIBUTE TYPE
ATTRIBUTE VALUE
Availability
network/legacy-remote-utilities
Interface Stability
Obsolete

See Also

ip6(4P), inetd.conf(5), attributes(7), inetd(8)

Notes

This technology may be removed in a future release of Oracle Solaris.