Avatar of naufal
naufalFlag for Pakistan asked on


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
Unix OS

Avatar of undefined
Last Comment

8/22/2022 - Mon

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.

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.

i am using pakistan standard time the output of the date command on my machine is

Mon Apr  5 00:01:21 PKST 2004
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.

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.

Log in or sign up to see answer
Become an EE member today7-DAY FREE TRIAL
Members can start a 7-Day Free trial then enjoy unlimited access to the platform
Sign up - Free for 7 days
Learn why we charge membership fees
We get it - no one likes a content blocker. Take one extra minute and find out why we block content.
See how we're fighting big data
Not exactly the question you had in mind?
Sign up for an EE membership and get your own personalized solution. With an EE membership, you can ask unlimited troubleshooting, research, or opinion questions.
ask a question

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:)

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

Get an unlimited membership to EE for less than $4 a week.
Unlimited question asking, solutions, articles and more.

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