[ntp:questions] Timezone question/problem
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
> 192.168.1.10, 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
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