Timezone isn't setting to EST corectly, ntp doesn't help

Chuck Swiger cswiger at mac.com
Wed Aug 31 15:17:03 GMT 2005

Robert G. wrote:
> I'm connected to a remote machine located in NJ and ran 
> /usr/sbin/sysinstall and set the timezone to "Eastern Time", but the 
> clock is displaying 2:30PM or so when it is only 10:44AM here.
> I tried ntp but that didn't work as well.  Does anyone have any idea 
> what's wrong?

Your BIOS clock is probably set to keeping time in the local timezone rather 
than in GMT.

ntpd won't correct a multi-hour offset without being nudged.  You can run 
ntpdate -b to step the clock by the four hours, or use date to set it to 
something close by hand, and then run ntpd from there.


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