In response to "Michael P. Soulier" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>: > Hello, > > I recently noticed that my clock was running a few minutes slow, even though I > have ntpd running on the box. Now I'm seeing this on occasion. > > Aug 24 20:17:10 kanga dovecot: Time just moved backwards by 105 seconds. This > might c > ause a lot of problems, so I'll just kill myself now. > http://wiki.dovecot.org/TimeMov > edBackwards > > > Does this suggest a hardware clock issue?
In addition to the other suggestions, FreeBSD may have chosen a crappy clock. Believe it or not, most motherboards have multiple clocks. Depending on the type of clock and the quality of the mobo, not all of these clocks are good for keeping time. FreeBSD tries to choose the best clock at boot time, but doesn't always get it right. For some interesting discussions on this topic, search the list archives for "calcru" or check out this FAQ entry: http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/faq/troubleshoot.html#LAPTOP-CLOCK-SKEW -- Bill Moran http://www.potentialtech.com _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"