How to synchronize time between linux servers without NTP

Recently I had to synchronize time between servers. I usually use ntp (Network Time Protocol) or tlsdate but in that case I couldn’t use that. Furthermore server did not have the Internet connection, so I set the time using ssh:

date -s "`ssh [email protected]_host 'date --rfc-3339=ns'`"

And checked:

ssh [email protected]_host 'date' && date

Of course there is a small delay between ssh answer and setting date, but I did not need milliseconds’ accuracy.

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