[ntp:questions] Arcron DCF77 ref clock driver: problem with timezone and UTC
brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Mon Mar 21 11:49:11 UTC 2005
At 12:28 PM +0100 2005-03-21, Eric Voisard wrote:
> What I can see is that this offset is around 3600 seconds, what corresponds
> to GMT+1, the local shift in my country...
> However, the computer is set to work in GMT time. The /etc/TIMEZONE file is
> set accordingly and the "date" and "date -u" commands give same time, so
> it's ok.
NTP always works in UTC. Regardless of whether it's a refclock
itself, or a refclock-less server, it always works in UTC. So, your
timezone settings have absolutely no impact whatsoever on the
operation of ntpd.
If the timezone did come into play, then the system should refuse
to work at all (since your timezone never changes, only the time
within that zone), as opposed to starting up okay and then failing
You've got something else going on. Maybe some other command
mucking about with the date/time settings or something.
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