Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

NTP

Posted on 2004-04-04
10
Medium Priority
?
597 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-27
Well my ntp server is getting me time wrong from the remote server because of daylight saving configured on the remote machine how do  i solve te problem
0
Comment
Question by:naufal
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
10 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Alf666
ID: 10752405
It should not :-)

This probably means that your timezone (or the NTP server's timezone) is not configured properly.

You could try another NTP server, or check your timezone config.

Check your /etc/TIMEZONE file.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:jlevie
ID: 10752678
This is almost certainly a problem with the timezone setting on your machine. NTP uses GMT to allow it to work across timezones. My guess is that your system is set for a timezone that uses Daylight Savings time.
0
 

Author Comment

by:naufal
ID: 10752706
i am using pakistan standard time the output of the date command on my machine is

Mon Apr  5 00:01:21 PKST 2004
0
What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

 
LVL 48

Expert Comment

by:Tintin
ID: 10753502
What version of Solaris are you running?

Has PKST changed dates in the last few years?

Sun regularly update the timezone files when daylight savings dates change.
0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
Alf666 earned 500 total points
ID: 10753802
jlevie : yes. But what if the remote server (if it's a master server) stupidly changes it's time manually to respect DST ??

naufal, I suggest you try the following :

zdump (or maybe zic, I don't remember on Solaris) :

zdump -v PKST

It should show 4 lines. 2 in 1901 (epoch) and 2 in 2038.

If it's right, thern I strongly suggest you switch to another NTP server.
0
 

Author Comment

by:naufal
ID: 10753862
ok there is a rule in a file /usr/lib/share/src/asia which says that daylight saving becomes active on first of april and i have checked my XP machine with the same ntp server it works fine so probabaly i wll have to comment the line ..... lets see i can't get hold of the system right now so may be after couple of hours:)
0
 

Author Comment

by:naufal
ID: 10756513
ok yes guys that does the job but now the same problem is coming on my linux machine and i don't find any kind of file on that

Regards
0
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:Alf666
ID: 10758773
Now, on Linux, you can try the zdump trick :

First, do a date, and check for the timezone name.

Then, dump it's rules (e.g: PKST) :

zdump -v PKST

0

Featured Post

What does it mean to be "Always On"?

Is your cloud always on? With an Always On cloud you won't have to worry about downtime for maintenance or software application code updates, ensuring that your bottom line isn't affected.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Let's say you need to move the data of a file system from one partition to another. This generally involves dismounting the file system, backing it up to tapes, and restoring it to a new partition. You may also copy the file system from one place to…
Using libpcap/Jpcap to capture and send packets on Solaris version (10/11) Library used: 1.      Libpcap (http://www.tcpdump.org) Version 1.2 2.      Jpcap(http://netresearch.ics.uci.edu/kfujii/Jpcap/doc/index.html) Version 0.6 Prerequisite: 1.      GCC …
Learn several ways to interact with files and get file information from the bash shell. ls lists the contents of a directory: Using the -a flag displays hidden files: Using the -l flag formats the output in a long list: The file command gives us mor…
In a previous video, we went over how to export a DynamoDB table into Amazon S3.  In this video, we show how to load the export from S3 into a DynamoDB table.
Suggested Courses

660 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question