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TheEndless
Level 7

Roku time servers 5 minutes fast...?

All of my Rokus seem to be running about 5 minutes fast, which is really giving me a headache working with EPG data. Curiously, a developer I talked to on the west coast has accurate times on his Rokus. Are there different time servers for different regions? If so, could someone at Roku please re-sync the east coast time server?
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belltown
Level 7

Re: Roku time servers 5 minutes fast...?

It's an extremely low-priority item, only deserving of a "general inquiry", whatever that is.

"RokuShawnS" wrote:
Since this has zero-impact on the unit to function (and thus is extremely low-priority), I admittedly haven't looked into it. I did send out a general inquiry about it tonight, however.

I will let you know what I find out.

The time differential should not have ANY impact on the player's functions, regardless. If you encounter an impact, let me know with the specifics.

C. Shawn Smith

http://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=95270

My Roku time (on the West Coast) seems reasonably accurate, so it could be a regional issue.
https://github.com/belltown/
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TheEndless
Level 7

Re: Roku time servers 5 minutes fast...?

Thanks for the link to that thread. I hadn't seen it previously, and I've now PM'd RokuShawnS with the specifics he's asked for.
My Channels: http://roku.permanence.com - Twitter: @TheEndlessDev
Instant Watch Browser (NetflixIWB), Aquarium Screensaver (AQUARIUM), Clever Clocks Screensaver (CLEVERCLOCKS), iTunes Podcasts (ITPC), My Channels (MYCHANNELS)
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EnTerr
Level 8

Re: Roku time servers 5 minutes fast...?

"belltown" wrote:
It's an extremely low-priority item, only deserving of a "general inquiry", whatever that is.
"RokuShawnS" wrote:
Since this has zero-impact on the unit to function (and thus is extremely low-priority), I admittedly haven't looked into it. [...]

Hmmm, i think people that deal with SSL certificates may have a bone to pick with RokuShawnS 8-)

E.g. "ad hoc" connection certificate with limited validity may get rejected. Kerberos allowing maximum clock skew of 5 minutes between hosts before failing connection attempts (meaning each host should be kept accurate within +/-2.5min). Security people being obsessed with "replay attack" possibilities when clocks are off (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/drnick ... stem-time/) etc.
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