rdate sets the local date and time from the hostname given as argument. You must be super-user on the local system. Typically rdate can be inserted as part of your /etc/rc.local startup script.
Could be modified to accept a list of hostnames and try each until a valid date returned. Better yet would be to write a real date server that accepted broadcast requests.
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Last modified 21/April/97