ClockWatch User's Guide

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  • The application architecture is very scalable--one host server can handle 1-2000 different clients.

There are two timeserver options for implementing ClockWatch client/server:

  1. You can use ClockWatch for both your host server and workstation clients. Your time-synchronization processing is done on one computer, while your ClockWatch workstation clients are separate PCs running ClockWatch Client on Windows 95 / 98 / NT.

  2. You can run your ClockWatch workstation clients and your regular Daytime host server.

Connecting ClockWatch Server to ClockWatch Client

  1. Server is installed as an application or an NT service on the computer to serve as the enterprise-wide timeserver.

  2. Server is listening on the LAN / WAN for client requests.

  3. Server makes periodic calls to external timeserver to keep time accurate on the computer it is running on. To make the connection it uses the native Internet connection or dials the timeserver directly over the phone line.

  4. Independently, a workstation running ClockWatch Client requests time from Server over the LAN or WAN using the sockets protocol.

  5. Server responds to each client with correct time, logging client request.

  6. Client adjusts time for time zone and sets internal clock to correct time.

Connecting Beagle Software Clients Over a Network

Using the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network communications software you can connect your networked ClockWatch workstation clients to your host server in any way that allows a socket type connection between client and host.