Server time doesn't want to stay set (help!)

Steve Douville fbsd at
Mon Apr 3 17:01:14 UTC 2006

Geeze, this is very frustrating.  :-)

I rebooted and went into the BIOS. It was set to the correct time. During 
the boot process, a message comes up and says that the time has been 
adjusted. When it's finished, the system time is 4 hours behind. I 
immediately did tzsetup, told it that UTC was not set in the BIOS, then 
proceeded to select the appropriate timezone. I still get:

#web date
Mon Apr  3 08:46:13 EDT 2006  (Note, it's 12:46 pm when I ran this.)

web# ntpdate
Looking for host and service ntp
host found :
 3 Apr 08:54:32 ntpdate[1881]: step time server offset 
14443.665454 sec

The offset even shows the 4 hours my machine is behind, but it doesn't set 
the time because the difference is too great. (I think)

More thoughts??  :-)


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