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Ping server for precise time

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I need a way to ping a server for an exact time, the Microsoft time keeping server basically or whatever

I need the time stored in a variable

I need it to be absolutely perfect, which (I'm not sure) may also include getting a ping route time or whatever and subtracting that many ms from the time value it returns to make sure it's absolutely perfect

Anyway

I need something that simplified looks like this

(Script to ping Micrisoft time server and get perfect time)

$time = (perfect time)

$ping = (total ping time)

$realtime = (time - ping)

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Wouldn't NTP take that into account?


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This might have what you need.


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Wouldn't NTP take that into account?

No. The time server has no way of knowing how long the routing will take.

My confuzzled mind thinks that the math is incorrect though. In my mind the route time should be added to the NTP time and in fact I think it should be one half of the time. Route times should be the total time both ways.

No matter what; precision is going to be dependent on a few factors and will never be in the picosecond range.


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Yeah you're right it'd have to be added

Don't know what I was thinking

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I'm sorry but I still really don't understand that script

I'm still really new to all of this

Which parts of this code are the ones that would simply result in having a variable equal to the time?

; Set Date and Time from Internet
; this code is derived from:
; http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/topic/43079-ntp-c-to-autoit-conversvion/page__view__findpost__p__765481

#include <Date.au3>

$ntpServer = "de.pool.ntp.org"
$socket = False
OnAutoItExitRegister("Cleanup")
Func Cleanup()
    UDPCloseSocket($socket)
    UDPShutdown()
EndFunc ;==>Cleanup

While Sleep(1000)
    UDPStartup()
    $socket = UDPOpen(TCPNameToIP($ntpServer), 123)
    If @error Then
        UDPShutdown()
        ContinueLoop
    EndIf
    $timer = TimerInit()
    UDPSend($socket, MakePacket("1b0e01000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000"))
    If @error Then
        UDPCloseSocket($socket)
        UDPShutdown()
        ContinueLoop
    EndIf
    $data = ""
    While $data = ""
        $data = UDPRecv($socket, 100)
        Sleep(100)
    WEnd
    $diff = TimerDiff($timer)
    UDPCloseSocket($socket)
    UDPShutdown()
    ExitLoop
WEnd


;MsgBox(0, "UDP DATA RAW", $data)
$unsignedHexValue = StringMid($data, 83, 8); Extract time from packet. Disregards the fractional second.
;MsgBox(0, "UDP DATA", $unsignedHexValue)

$value = UnsignedHexToDec($unsignedHexValue)
$TZinfo = _Date_Time_GetTimeZoneInformation()
;$TZoffset = $TZinfo[1] * - 1
$UTC = _DateAdd("s", $value, "1900/01/01 00:00:00")

If $TZinfo[0] <> 2 Then ; 0 = Daylight Savings not used in current time zone / 1 = Standard Time
    $TZoffset = ($TZinfo[1]) * - 1
Else ; 2 = Daylight Savings Time
    $TZoffset = ($TZinfo[1] + $TZinfo[7]) * - 1
EndIf

;~ Extracts the data & time into vars
;~ Date format & offsets
;~ 2009/12/31 19:26:05
;~ 1234567890123456789 [1 is start of string]

$m = StringMid($UTC, 6, 2)
$d = StringMid($UTC, 9, 2)
$y = StringMid($UTC, 1, 4)
$h = StringMid($UTC, 12, 2)
$mi = StringMid($UTC, 15, 2)
$s = StringMid($UTC, 18, 2)

;~ MsgBox(0,"",$m & "/" & $d & "/" & $y & " " & $h & ":" & $mi & ":" & $s) ; Visual test of obtained date

;~ Sets the new current time to the computer
$tCurr = _Date_Time_EncodeSystemTime($m, $d, $y, $h, $mi, $s)
_Date_Time_SetSystemTime(DllStructGetPtr($tCurr))
MsgBox(262144, "", @LF & $diff & " Milliseconds roundtriptime" & @LF, 10)


;**************************************************************************************************
;** Fuctions **************************************************************************************
;**************************************************************************************************
Func MakePacket($d)
    Local $p = ""
    While $d
        $p &= Chr(Dec(StringLeft($d, 2)))
        $d = StringTrimLeft($d, 2)
    WEnd
    Return $p
EndFunc ;==>MakePacket
;**************************************************************************************************
Func UnsignedHexToDec($n)
    $ones = StringRight($n, 1)
    $n = StringTrimRight($n, 1)
    Return Dec($n) * 16 + Dec($ones)
EndFunc ;==>UnsignedHexToDec
;**************************************************************************************************

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