[ntp:questions] ntpd sets clock to the year 1939

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Wed Mar 28 01:27:43 UTC 2007

Richard B. gilbert wrote:
> Then perhaps the documentation needs to be updated!  The 36 year "epoch" 
>   (if that's the proper term) has been discussed before on this 
> newsgroup although not recently.  Perhaps because it's rare for anyone 
> to start ntpd with a clock that's off by 37 years!  I think you may be 
> the only person to report such a problem in the four years or so that 
> I've been reading this newsgroup!

Can we at least use the right numbers? It was 34 years and now is 68
years. Calculate 2^31 seconds from 1-1-1970.


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