[ntp:questions] Re: OT: Linux and NTP

Joerg Schumacher schuma at gaertner.de
Sat Nov 29 04:27:06 UTC 2003

Kurt Tragant <k.tragant at firemail.de> wrote:
> [...]
> > Understand that UNIX/Linux time is sofware time. CMOS clock is just
> > some extra hardware.
> I understand it (I think so ;-)). I think, the command 'date' gives
> information about the software time. And if I launch the command
> 'date' on both machines in the same second, there is a difference of
> 21 seconds. But both servers are synchronized via NTP (see ntpq -p of
> the other posting).

I bet these are leap seconds.  IIRC 22 so far.  

man zic
man zdump
man -k tz

zdump -v 

Don't use /usr/share/zoneinfo/right/, pick one from /usr/share/zoneinfo/


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