dts_intro(1m)dts_intro(1m)NAMEdts_intro - Introduction to the DCE DTS commands
The DCE Distributed Time Service (DTS) provides the following facili‐
ties: The dtsd daemon The DTS control program (dtscp) The DTS local
clock setting program (dtsdate)
The DTS is implemented in the dtsd process. Both clerks and servers use
the same daemon. The behavior of the dtsd daemon is determined by the
The dtscp control program allows you to synchronize, adjust, and main‐
tain the system clocks in a distributed network. The DTS control pro‐
gram commands are listed below: The advertise command, which configures
the DTS server as a global server The change command, which modifies
the epoch and sets the local time to a new time The create command,
which establishes a DTS entity (a clerk or server) The delete command,
which causes DTS to exit on the local node The disable command, which
suspends a DTS entity The enable command, which starts a DTS entity The
exit command, which ends the dtscp management session and returns you
to the system prompt The help command which invokes the dtscp help ser‐
vice. The quit command, which ends the dtscp management session and
returns you to the system prompt The set command, which modifies char‐
acteristics of a DTS entity The show command, which displays character‐
istics of a DTS entity The synchronize command, which synchronizes the
system clock with the time obtained from DTS servers in the network The
unadvertise command, which removes the global server entry The update
command, which gradually adjusts the system clock to a new time
For more information on any of the above dtscp commands, see the appro‐
priate reference page in this chapter.
The dtsd command restarts the DTS daemon (clerk or server process).
When the host system is rebooted, this command is automatically exe‐
cuted as part of the overall DCE configuration procedure. For more
information, see the dtsd reference page in this chapter.
Invocation of dtsd leaves it in an idle state. In order for it to
assume an identity, it must be ``created'' with the dtscp create com‐
After the DTS entity is created, it is still in a non-functioning
state. To put it into operation, you must invoke dtscp enable, which
causes an immediate synchronization to take place. For more informa‐
tion, see the enable reference page in this chapter.
To bring down a DTS entity, you must first stop it with dtscp disable
and then delete it with dtscp delete. For more information, see the
disable and delete reference pages in this chapter.
The dtsdate command sets the local clock of a system to be the same as
the host remote_host, running a dtsd server. For more information see
the tsdate reference page in this chapter.
Books: DCE Administration Guide, DCE Administration Reference