[ntp:questions] Timezone question/problem

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun Nov 7 20:49:40 UTC 2004

At 12:21 AM -0600 2004-11-07, Jeff Hobson wrote:

>  Running as root with ntpd running, the time is being set to UTC. My TZ is
>  set to CST6CDT. If I connect to a local timeserver with rdate -s
>, the time is set back to the correct (+/-) local time. About 10
>  minutes later, it is back to UTC

	Remember, when it comes to timezones, the TZ environment variable 
isn't the only one -- there is also the system-wide time zone, 
usually controlled via a file such as /etc/localtime.

>  How do I tell ntpd to set the time to local rather than UTC?

	NTP operates exclusively in UTC.  Timezones are purely a 
representation matter.

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