Cliff from the route-around-the-problem dept.
dvdsmith asks: "Say are dealing with a Windows network that for internet access must pass through a firewall that you have no control over. Said firewall apparently blocks the known time protocols (NTP,daytime,etc) and you know from experience that those who control it will not allow any exceptions. If one sets up an internal NTP server (Windows XP or 2000 workstation) for all others to sync from, is there another reliable method for updating time on the server, like pulling from a Java website? See the time.gov website as an example. Any ideas?"
"Anyone attempting to generate random numbers by deterministic means is, of
course, living in a state of sin."
-- John Von Neumann