[jhb_airlines] Re: Time problems - posts from the future?

  • From: "Mike Brook" <mike.brook@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 20:06:00 +0100

...and I was becoming convinced that I was the one who was on the other
side of the Universe.  Phew, glad that's cleared up....


> -----Original Message-----
> From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Mike Lucas
> Sent: Friday, September 15, 2006 8:01 PM
> To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [jhb_airlines] Time problems - posts from the future?
> We've recently had some posts from Paul, apparently in a
> different time
> zone.  But I've just noticed that I too may inadvertently have been
> contributing to this Dr Who syndrome.  Running Linux, my PC seems to
> think that I'm in US Central Time zone, although the task-bar clock
> shows the correct (UK) time - behind the scenes, my mail client is
> taking the hardware clock time and adding 6 or 7 hours to it when it
> time-stamps messages.
> I have now figured out what has caused this problem, and I
> think (hope)
> that I've fixed it.  Just the other day I upgraded the Linux
> kernel to
> one that supports SMP/dual core.  One of the consequences of this has
> almost certainly screwed up the 'old' ntp time
> synchronisation daemon.
> I have now reinstalled ntp and told my recalcitrant PC that,
> in Market
> Harborough, we are currently BST.  After a reboot it seems to have
> accepted this fact.  So, if anyone has been receiving e-mails from me
> from tomorrow, apologies - I am back in the here-and-now.  The other
> side of the coin is that I should no longer be receiving
> messages from
> the rest of you which appear to have got lost for 6 or 7 hours.
> Are you confused yet? - I am ...
> Mike L

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