IN.TIMED(1M) Maintenance Commands IN.TIMED(1M)

in.timed - UDP or TCP time protocol service daemon


FMRI svc:/internet/time:default

FMRI stands for Fault Management Resource Identifier. It is used to identify resources managed by the Fault Manager. See fmd(1M) and smf(5).

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(1M) smf(5) 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.

See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:

Interface Stability Evolving

inetd(1M), attributes(5), smf(5)

RFC 868

August 23, 2004 OmniOS