jekillen wrote: > Hello again; > Here I am with another awkward question: > I have set up ntp and it is complaining that > the time difference is too great; 3606 or so > seconds, and wants the system clock set to > utc. I rebooted and entered bios set up > but I did not see any explicit clues on how > to set this clock to utc. (0r even if it is possible). > The motherboard is ECS w/AMD64. I did > not catch the bios vendor or version. If I have > to I will reboot again to look at it or dig up the > manual for the motherboard. > I tried sysinstall but it just asks if the system > clock is set to utc. (thus the question here) > Any advice, suggestions, info appreciated; > Thanks in advance > Jeff K This doesn't really have anything to do with your CMOS clock.
sysctl kern.securelevel at > 1, you can't change the clock by more than 1 second. man 7 securelevel Look for phrase - 'The security levels are:' You can't lower it without rebooting. You can change it in /etc/rc.conf(5). $ grep secure /etc/rc.conf kern_securelevel="-1" kern_securelevel_enable="YES" Or your could boot single user mode and run ntpdate once yourself since the securelevel (securit level) isn't set until you go multi-user mode. $ ntpdate server.com HOWEVER, I recommend the new fangled way you are supposed to do this: 1) Enable it in /etc/rc.conf(5) echo 'ntpd_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf echo 'ntpd_sync_on_start="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf 2) Create /etc/ntp.conf(5) echo "server ntp-1.vt.edu" > /etc/rc.conf echo "driftfile /var/db/ntp.drift" >> /etc/rc.conf Use time servers close to you though and more than 1. 3) Reboot Finally, about the timezone By default sysinstall(8) copies a file from /usr/share/zoneinfo to /etc as file localtime based on your choices during the install. You can even run sysinstall again to update it post install. ls -l /etc/localtime -r--r--r-- 1 root wheel - 1.2K Jul 25 14:58:48 2007 /etc/localtime HOWEVER, its easier to just create a symlink to the one you want. If you want your system to run in utc time do this: cd /etc sudo rm -rf /etc/localtime sudo ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/etc/UTC localtime Test it: $ date (bash syntax) $ TZ=America/New_York date ..... Check your ntpd(8) communications with time servers: $ ntpq -p remote refid st t when poll reach delay offset jitter ============================================================================== *ntp-1.cns.vt.ed 18.104.22.168 2 u 97 1024 377 15.690 37.394 23.382 -- ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Philip M. Gollucci ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) o:703.549.2050x206 Senior System Admin - Riderway, Inc. http://riderway.com / http://ridecharge.com 1024D/EC88A0BF 0DE5 C55C 6BF3 B235 2DAB B89E 1324 9B4F EC88 A0BF Work like you don't need the money, love like you'll never get hurt, and dance like nobody's watching. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"