Let me be more more specific. In rfc1514 a variable is described as systemUpTime which is how long it has been since the system was initialized. I believe almost any system(Linux, Solaris, NT, HPUX, etc) keeps this information somehow. I was hoping that there was a Java method which would return this value. Thank you, Bill
[This message has been edited by Bill Norton (edited April 10, 2001).]
Im not sure what you mean by current system's up time. But if this helps any, If you are using servlets, you can find out how long since the server was booted by recording when init() was called with this code in the init() method: String dateTime = DateFormat.getDateTimeInstance().format(date); then to find elapsed time you would have to use the same line(with different variable name) and do some math. not sure if that helps any. ------------------ Dont blindly believe everything I say.