rdate - set the system's date and time from a remote host

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository WTF amd64
Package filename rdate_20181225-0wtf1_amd64.deb
Package name rdate
Package version 20181225
Package release 0wtf1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category net
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer Thorsten Glaser <tg@mirbsd.de>
Download size 14.47 KB
Installed size 80.00 KB
rdate displays and sets the local date and time from the host name
or address given as the argument. The time source may be an RFC 868
TCP protocol server, which is usually implemented as a built-in
service of inetd(8), or an RFC 2030 protocol SNTP/NTP server. By
default, rdate uses the RFC 868 TCP protocol. This version comes
from MirBSD and has optional debug output, security features, and
handles leap seconds correctly.


Package Version Architecture Repository
rdate_20181225-0wtf1_i386.deb 20181225 i386 WTF
rdate_1.2-5_amd64.deb 1.2 amd64 Debian Main
rdate_1.2-5_i386.deb 1.2 i386 Debian Main
rdate - - -


Name Value
libbsd0 -
libc6 >= 2.3.5-1


Type URL
Mirror www.mirbsd.org
Binary Package rdate_20181225-0wtf1_amd64.deb
Source Package rdate

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    deb https://www.mirbsd.org/~tg/Debs/ wheezy wtf
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install GPG key of the repository:
    # sudo apt-get install ca-bundle apt-transport-https wtf-debian-keyring
  4. Install rdate deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install rdate

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