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# 20662 2-Apr-2008 09:36
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I may be just me, but when I looked at my ntpq -p output this morning, and the actual time on my 512 day uptime gateway, it seemed that all the NTP servers in my pool (even the NZ based ones) seemed to be an hour behind current NZ time. OK, so maybe I slept in for like an extra week or so...

I did find this article: which mentioned our daylight savings time was extended until 6 April, but apparently the servers havent been told. The old end to daylight savings was 28 March?

Am I missing a simple change somewhere? My system runs UTC and is correct, NTP has been restarted, same results.

Maybe I need more coffee...

Can anyone help?


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  # 120442 2-Apr-2008 09:49
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it's quite possible.  I know my Dreambox is getting the wrong time from the transponder, everything is an hour out.


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  # 120443 2-Apr-2008 09:50
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Its an old RH8.0 box. Good call I'll patch NTP...


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# 120444 2-Apr-2008 09:52
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allstarnz: it's quite possible.  I know my Dreambox is getting the wrong time from the transponder, everything is an hour out.

I doubt it's the transponder. It's more likely your Dreambox that doesn't understand/know the new NZ daylight saving times. The transponder just send UTC information, it is up to the box to determine the local time - like GPS or other computers that rely on NTP services.

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  # 120449 2-Apr-2008 10:03
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Thanks Mauricio,

If I had remembered my intro to NTP stuff I would have remembered that NTP is only UTC - its up to the local server to mangle it into whatever incarnation of "time" the admin wants.

Cheers :)

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