NAME

Net::Time - time and daytime network client interface

SYNOPSIS

    use Net::Time qw(inet_time inet_daytime);

    print inet_time();          # use default host from Net::Config
    print inet_time('localhost');
    print inet_time('localhost', 'tcp');

    print inet_daytime();       # use default host from Net::Config
    print inet_daytime('localhost');
    print inet_daytime('localhost', 'tcp');

DESCRIPTION

Net::Time provides subroutines that obtain the time on a remote machine.

Functions

inet_time([$host[, $protocol[, $timeout]]])

Obtain the time on $host, or some default host if $host is not given or not defined, using the protocol as defined in RFC868. The optional argument $protocol should define the protocol to use, either tcp or udp. The result will be a time value in the same units as returned by time() or undef upon failure.

inet_daytime([$host[, $protocol[, $timeout]]])

Obtain the time on $host, or some default host if $host is not given or not defined, using the protocol as defined in RFC867. The optional argument $protocol should define the protocol to use, either tcp or udp. The result will be an ASCII string or undef upon failure.

EXPORTS

The following symbols are, or can be, exported by this module:

Default Exports

None.

Optional Exports

inet_time, inet_daytime.

Export Tags

None.

KNOWN BUGS

None.

AUTHOR

Graham Barr <gbarr@pobox.com>.

Steve Hay <shay@cpan.org> is now maintaining libnet as of version 1.22_02.

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 1995-2004 Graham Barr. All rights reserved.

Copyright (C) 2014, 2020 Steve Hay. All rights reserved.

LICENCE

This module is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, i.e. under the terms of either the GNU General Public License or the Artistic License, as specified in the LICENCE file.

VERSION

Version 3.13

DATE

23 Dec 2020

HISTORY

See the Changes file.