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Posted on 2004-04-04
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
Question by:naufal

Expert Comment

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.
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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.

Author Comment

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
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Expert Comment

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.

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Alf666 earned 125 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.

Author Comment

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:)

Author Comment

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


Expert Comment

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


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