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    DTSet is a command-line client that immediately synchronizes a machine's clock to the specified time server when executed. DTSet runs on Windows systems.

    Run DTSet /? from a command prompt to see the list of the client's parameters and options. The program accepts a number of command-line parameters that allow you to use DTSet in a large number of network environments. You can synchronize with almost any time server, and work through firewall proxies, etc.

    DTSet Parameters and Options
    The Domain Time II DTSet Client Parameters and Options Display

    DTSet is primarily useful for those situations where you want to avoid installing either the Domain Time II Full or Thin Client programs (which run automatically in the background as a system service). DTSet may be used within logon batch files, as part of a startup group, or just double-clicked from an icon on the desktop. The Domain Time II Setup Program gives you the option of setting up a desktop icon or installing a shortcut to the file in your Startup group automatically.

    When executed, the client will display a progress screen and a confirmation message dialog (unless suppressed using the /quiet switch) so that you have full information about the status of your sync requests.

    DTSet Confirmation Dialog
    The Domain Time II DTSet Confirmation Dialog

    By default, DTSET auto-discovers an appropriate time server and protocol. For this discovery to work, you must have at least one Domain Time II Server machine running on the same network segment as the client.

    You can override DTSet's server search by specifying a server name as the first command-line parm. In this case, DTSet will try all known protocols with that server. You can override the protocol search by specifying a protocol parameter on the command line after the server's name.

    The available protocols (and the parameter names to use) are:

      Protocol Parameter
      Domain Time I
      Domain Time II UDP
      Domain Time II TCP
      Domain Time II over HTTP
      NTP
      LAN Manager (LANMan)
      TIME/ITP (TCP)
      TIME/ITP (UDP)
      DT1
      DT2
      DT2-TCP
      HTTP
      NTP
      LANMAN
      TIME-TCP
      TIME-UDP

    DTSet cannot auto-discover a server offering Domain Time II over HTTP if your machine requires a proxy to reach the server. In this case, use the command-line options

      DTSet servername http proxyname
    to let DTSet know the name of the proxy.

    DTSet supports most proxy authentication schemes. If your proxy server requires authentication, you may add the required username and password to the name of the proxy server:

      user:pass@proxyname

    DTSet also supports proxies using non-standard IP port numbers. The IP port you wish DTSET to use can also be specified on the command line (the default HTTP port is 80).

    For example, if the proxy server is proxy1.mycompany.com requiring IP port 8080, and a valid proxy authentication username is bubba with the password gump, you would use:

      bubba:gump@proxy1.mycompany.com:8080
    as the proxy server string.

    DTSet supports SOCKS4 as well as regular web proxies. If your connection to the Internet is through a SOCKS4 gateway/firewall, then append /socks4 after the proxy server name. Example:

      soxprox.mycompany.com/socks4

     

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