Trouble with script fetching site

John J. Lee jjl at
Wed Sep 3 16:23:15 CEST 2003

Peter Hansen <peter at> writes:

> Stephen Boulet wrote:
> > 
> > I'm trying to parse a url to set my hardware & system clock (linux).
> I can't help with the problem at hand, but I also don't see the
> reason to do it.  Why not just access an NTP server and grab the
> time the "proper" way?  Using a web page is a roundabout way of
> doing it.


> There's a nice script which Google can
> point you to which does the job much more easily.

On my system, the ntpdate command works nicely.  I run it my PPP


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