ntpd configutration -- a small suggestion from the peanut gallery

RW rwmaillists at googlemail.com
Wed Jun 5 22:23:20 UTC 2019

On Wed, 05 Jun 2019 12:42:02 -0700
Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

> >Anyway, even if it seems to work now, I'd check if your time is
> >based on localtime or GMT. It's recommended to use GMT, I never use
> >localtime personally.  
> For me, I prefer local time.  When I type "date" I don't really give a
> flying fig what time it is in London.  I'm in California.

What the CMOS clock is set to only affects the time you see when you
boot into your motherboard's configuration. It doesn't determine what
date(1) displays.

Traditionally UNIX runs on UTC and converts to local time as
necessary. Running on local time is supported for dual booting with

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