[ntp:questions] ntpdate off by one hour in older redhat server

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Tue Oct 30 13:31:32 UTC 2007


"joe" <jcharth at gmail.com> wrote in message
news:1193750428.307078.67390 at y42g2000hsy.googlegroups.com...

> Hello I am trying to sync the date on my older redhat machines and it
> seems like daylight savings are not working. I tried replacing the
> localtime file with the NewYork file but no changes. This is the
> output from ntpdate
[...]
> 30 Oct 08:16:40 ntpdate[22264]: step time server 66.218.191.215 offset
> 0.120247 sec

A step of 120 ms means your clock was not far off to begin with.

NTP steers your OS's clock towards UTC. What is reported (by the OS) as
local time, depends on your timezone settings, including DST. But NTP
has nothing to do with that, ever.

Groetjes,
Maarten Wiltink





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