STD 26

RFC 868

Time Protocol, May 1983

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J. Postel
K. Harrenstien

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This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. Hosts on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Time Protocol are expected to adopt and implement this standard. This protocol provides a site-independent, machine readable date and time. The Time service sends back to the originating source the time in seconds since midnight on January first 1900.

For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.

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