Help with ntpd
matthias at smormegpa.no
Sat Apr 27 21:53:33 UTC 2019
On Sat, 2019-04-27 at 21:13 +0000, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen wrote:
> On 4/27/19 1:21 PM, Jon Radel wrote:
> > On 4/27/19 13:30, Montgomery-Smith, Stephen wrote:
> > > For some reason, ntpd has stopped correcting the time on my FreeBSD
> > > computer. After 12 hours, my clock has fallen back 4 hours! So it is
> > > very serious.
> > >
> > Does it then stabilize at 4 hours precisely? In Missouri, which I
> > believe is currently at 4 hours offset from UTC?
> I think the time difference between Missouri and UTC is 5 hours.
> > If so, I'd suggest that you've done something unfortunate with your
> > timezone and related settings, though personally I'm having trouble
> > coming up with a model where ntpdate gives you the result you expect and
> > ntpd doesn't. What timezone do your kernel clock and your CMOS/hardware
> > clock believe they're in?
> Everything should be local time. This is the only OS on this computer.
I could imagine your BIOS battery is dead.
Does the file /etc/wall_cmos_clock exist?
If yes, set the BIOS clock to your local time.
If not, set your BIOS clock to GMT.
Hope that helps
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