FreeBSD & time travel

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at
Wed Jan 11 02:02:33 PST 2006

Did the server reboot and you not know it?  Maybe it rebooted and
the internal clock got reset to Jan 1 2000, and when it came back
up it picked up that time?


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>[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of Wojciech Puchar
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>Subject: FreeBSD & time travel
>while running my FreeBSD/amd64 server a couple of days it once
>change it's
>time to midnight 1 january 2000. of course lots of services
>failed to work
>undil i did rdate
>can it be hardware or software bug?
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