On Nov 8, 2007, at 6:21 PM, Brent Jones wrote:

There's no time zone setting in a cmos clock.  Just set the time to
whatever UTC is, and you should be good to go.  Ideally though, you
should have the system do an ntpdate command first, which will take care
of the clock issue for you.  Just put:


in your rc.conf file, and it will run before ntpd starts.
I have ntpd_enable="YES"
in /etc/rc.conf already, would there be a conflict?
While this machine is being configured with all the
functional software I want working, hub mail server with
Cyrus, Apache/php/mysql. while I am getting everything
set up and tested the machine will not be running 24/7
so ntpdate would probably be a better choice, but once
all is square with the world, it will be running 24/7 and I
have three other machines that will use it to get their
time set (unless I have misunderstood and this is not
possible or practical)
Thank you for your response
Jeff K

-----Original Message-----
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

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