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NTP Time server

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Posts: 1,236
Registered: ‎02-08-2007

NTP Time server

On my CentOS web server I use uk.pool.ntp.org using a cron job daily. For some reason it did not move forward an hour today so I done it manually.
Then at midnight when the cron job ran again the time went back an hour again. What am I missing? Surly the time server is not at the wrong time?
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Community Veteran
Posts: 1,236
Registered: ‎02-08-2007

Re: NTP Time server

I found the answer. My server was set to GMT and for some reason this does not change with DST. By changeing the timezone to Europe/London the issue was resolved.
Ben_Brown
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Registered: ‎13-06-2007

Re: NTP Time server

Quote from: Sean
My server was set to GMT and for some reason this does not change with DST.

That's right, GMT is always GMT, regardless of the time of year. Europe/London is the correct one to use for us in the UK. Out of interest is there any reason you're updating daily with a cronjob rather then running ntpd?