[App_rpt-users] the answer: Time Zone issue

Ken ke2n at cs.com
Mon Aug 22 17:27:17 EDT 2011


Hmmm - that would account for 4 hours alright

Have a look at this

http://www.redhat.com/advice/tips/timezone.html

seems that there is a setting where you tell the OS what the BIOS is using.

It looks like the default on CENTOS/Asterisk is UTC=true

As the referenced article says ... this setting and your BIOS must match.

GL

Ken


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul J. Agamata [mailto:Sysman at Xceptions.COM]
> Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 2:34 PM
> To: Lu Vencl
> Cc: John Boteler; Ken
> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> 
> Do the conversion to UTC time, from the local time now... Is it
> correct?
> NTP's calculations are based of UTC time to you TZ.
> 
> On 8/22/11 8:01 AM, "Lu Vencl" <vencl at att.net> wrote:
> 
> >Local time. Is that not the correct way?
> >
> >Sent from my iPhone, Lu Vencl
> >
> >On Aug 22, 2011, at 1:42 PM, "Paul J. Agamata" <Sysman at Xceptions.COM>
> >wrote:
> >
> >> Is your BIOS time set in UTC or Local?
> >>
> >> _______________________________
> >> Paul Agamata
> >> Sysman at Xceptions.COM
> >> ________________________________________
> >> From: John Boteler [bote at botecomm.com]
> >> Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 2:26 AM
> >> To: 'Lu Vencl'; 'Ken'
> >> Cc: Paul J. Agamata
> >> Subject: RE: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> OK, then the Allstar process must be running under some other
> account
> >>than root. This other account must have its time zone set differently
> >>than New York.
> >>
> >> Bote
> >>
> >>
> >> From: Lu Vencl [mailto:vencl at att.net]
> >> Sent: Monday, 22 August, 2011 07:54
> >> To: 'John Boteler'; 'Ken'
> >> Cc: 'Paul J. Agamata'
> >> Subject: RE: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]# env
> >> HOSTNAME=KA4EPS
> >> TERM=vt100
> >> SHELL=/bin/bash
> >> HISTSIZE=1000
> >> SSH_CLIENT=99.45.143.77 63835 222
> >> SSH_TTY=/dev/pts/0
> >> USER=root
> >>
> >>LS_COLORS=no=00:fi=00:di=01;34:ln=01;36:pi=40;33:so=01;35:bd=40;33;01
> :cd=
> >>40;33;01:or=01;05;37;41:mi=01;05;37;41:ex=01;32:*.cmd=01;32:*.exe=01;
> 32:*
> >>.com=01;32:*.btm=01;32:*.bat=01;32:*.sh=01;32:*.csh=01;32:*.tar=01;31
> :*.t
> >>gz=01;31:*.arj=01;31:*.taz=01;31:*.lzh=01;31:*.zip=01;31:*.z=01;31:*.
> Z=01
> >>;31:*.gz=01;31:*.bz2=01;31:*.bz=01;31:*.tz=01;31:*.rpm=01;31:*.cpio=0
> 1;31
> >>:*.jpg=01;35:*.gif=01;35:*.bmp=01;35:*.xbm=01;35:*.xpm=01;35:*.png=01
> ;35:
> >>*.tif=01;35:
> >> SSH_AUTH_SOCK=/tmp/ssh-BIMHQ13706/agent.13706
> >> MAIL=/var/spool/mail/root
> >>
> >>PATH=/usr/kerberos/sbin:/usr/kerberos/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/
> bin:
> >>/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/root/bin
> >> INPUTRC=/etc/inputrc
> >> PWD=/etc
> >> LANG=en_US.UTF-8
> >> TZ=America/NewYork
> >> SHLVL=1
> >> HOME=/root
> >> LOGNAME=root
> >> CVS_RSH=ssh
> >> SSH_CONNECTION=99.45.143.77 63835 192.168.8.107 222
> >> LESSOPEN=|/usr/bin/lesspipe.sh %s
> >> G_BROKEN_FILENAMES=1
> >> _=/bin/env
> >> OLDPWD=/etc
> >>
> >> From: John Boteler [mailto:bote at botecomm.com]
> >> Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 7:54 AM
> >> To: 'Lu Vencl'; 'Ken'
> >> Cc: 'Paul J. Agamata'
> >> Subject: RE: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> The operating system stores the time as the number of seconds since
> The
> >>Epoch. The TZ (time zone) environment variable tells applications
> what
> >>differential to apply to this system time to translate the displayed
> >>time to whatever the local time zone is desired. Different accounts
> can
> >>employ different time zones for their needs.
> >>
> >> I'm not familiar with the method of creating a link to a time zone
> >>file, which is why I suggested examining the TZ environment variable
> to
> >>see what it is set to. Just to view it with your eyeballs and see
> what
> >>it says. Who knows? Maybe the answer lies there?
> >>
> >> The command is either
> >> env
> >>
> >> or
> >>
> >> set
> >>
> >> It will spew out a ton of parameters, so maybe pipe it through
> >> grep TZ
> >> or 'time' or 'New York' or whatever feels good. It beats typing date
> >>over and over to find the same result, though.
> >>
> >> Bote
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> From: Lu Vencl [mailto:vencl at att.net]
> >> Sent: Monday, 22 August, 2011 07:35
> >> To: 'Ken'
> >> Cc: 'Paul J. Agamata'; 'John Boteler'
> >> Subject: RE: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> Yes,  the time reported by the date command is correct.  See below
> >>highlighted in RED.
> >> Jim announced the latest SVN a few weeks ago so that is why I have a
> >>later version. But this issue was here since day 1. Just low on my
> >>priority but would like to fix it as some point.
> >>
> >>
> >> From: Ken [mailto:ke2n at cs.com]
> >> Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 4:50 AM
> >> To: 'Lu Vencl'
> >> Cc: 'Paul J. Agamata'; 'John Boteler'
> >> Subject: RE: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> Interesting
> >>
> >> You have a later version than I do (mine is 281)
> >>
> >> Sure looks like the *81 routine is getting the wrong date ­ but it¹s
> >>not pacific timeŠ its 4 hours difference.
> >> Is the system itself (Linux) on the right time?
> >>
> >>
> >> Ken
> >>
> >>
> >> From: Lu Vencl [mailto:vencl at att.net]
> >> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 9:39 PM
> >> To: 'Ken'
> >> Cc: 'Paul J. Agamata'; 'John Boteler'
> >> Subject: RE: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> Ken,
> >> I am using Ver 285
> >>
> >> Am I doing something wrong here? See below..
> >>
> >>
> >>    -- Hungup 'Zap/pseudo-1680839429'
> >> KA4EPS*CLI> exit
> >> [root at KA4EPS ~]# cd /etc
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]# cp localtime localtime.orig
> >> cp: overwrite `localtime.orig'? yes  <<I enter Yes here.  Tried both
> >>ways, Y and Yes
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]# ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York
> localtime
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]# astres.sh
> >> Restarting Asterisk...
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]# asterisk -r
> >> Asterisk , Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Digium, Inc. and others.
> >> Created by Mark Spencer <markster at digium.com>
> >> Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show
> warranty'
> >>for details.
> >> This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU
> General
> >>Public
> >> License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to
> redistribute
> >>it under
> >> certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
> >>
> >>=====================================================================
> ====
> >> Sun Aug 21 21:38:04 America/NewYork 2011
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]# asterisk -r
> >> Asterisk , Copyright (C) 1999 - 2008 Digium, Inc. and others.
> >> Created by Mark Spencer <markster at digium.com>
> >> Asterisk comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY; type 'core show
> warranty'
> >>for details.
> >> This is free software, with components licensed under the GNU
> General
> >>Public
> >> License version 2 and other licenses; you are welcome to
> redistribute
> >>it under
> >> certain conditions. Type 'core show license' for details.
> >>
> >>=====================================================================
> ====
> >> Connected to Asterisk  currently running on KA4EPS (pid = 2351)
> >> Verbosity is at least 3
> >> KA4EPS*CLI> rpt fun 27869 *81
> >>    -- <Zap/pseudo-1336490768> Playing 'rpt/goodafternoon' (language
> >>'en')
> >>    -- <Zap/pseudo-1336490768> Playing 'rpt/thetimeis' (language
> 'en')
> >>    -- <Zap/pseudo-1336490768> Playing 'digits/5' (language 'en')
> >>    -- <Zap/pseudo-1336490768> Playing 'digits/30' (language 'en')
> >>    -- <Zap/pseudo-1336490768> Playing 'digits/8' (language 'en')
> >>    -- <Zap/pseudo-1336490768> Playing 'digits/p-m' (language 'en')
> >>    -- Hungup 'Zap/pseudo-1336490768'
> >> KA4EPS*CLI>exit
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]# date
> >> Sun Aug 21 21:40:14 America/NewYork 2011
> >> [root at KA4EPS etc]#
> >>
> >> From: Ken [mailto:ke2n at cs.com]
> >> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 2:29 PM
> >> To: 'Lu Vencl'
> >> Subject: RE: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> Yeah Š is your later than mine
> >>
> >> In the standard config    *82   gets you the version number
> >>
> >>
> >> Ken
> >>
> >> From: Lu Vencl [mailto:vencl at att.net]
> >> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 1:46 PM
> >> To: Ken
> >> Subject: Re: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> Ken. I am running the latest svn.  Jus
> >> Sent from my iPhone, Lu Vencl
> >>
> >> On Aug 21, 2011, at 11:11 AM, "Ken"
> <ke2n at cs.com<mailto:ke2n at cs.com>>
> >>wrote:
> >> Lu ­ you did not say what version you are running
> >>
> >> Here,  version 281 works fine
> >>
> >> You say east coast time, but it¹s actually New_York
> >>
> >> cd /etc
> >> cp localtime localtime.orig
> >> ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York localtime
> >>
> >> Ken
> >>
> >>
> >> From:
> >>app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org<mailto:app_rpt-users-
> bounces at ohnosec.or
> >>g> [mailto:app_rpt-users-bounces at ohnosec.org] On Behalf Of Lu Vencl
> >> Sent: Sunday, August 21, 2011 10:40 AM
> >> To: app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org<mailto:app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org>
> >> Subject: [App_rpt-users] Time Zone issue
> >>
> >> I think there MIGHT be a bug with regards to the time zone setting
> for
> >>the East Coast.
> >> All of my nodes read the correct time when I type date from root,
> but
> >>Asterisk is reporting  4 hours behind.
> >> Example:
> >> Aug 21 06:40:36] NOTICE[2818]: chan_echolink.c:2484 do_el_directory:
> >>Directory pgm done downloading(partial,compressed), 342 records
> >> KA4EPS*CLI> exit
> >> [root at KA4EPS ~]# date
> >> Sun Aug 21 10:40:52 America/NewYork 2011
> >> [root at KA4EPS ~]#
> >> I think I once changed it to Central Time zone and it then became 1
> >>hour behind as expected if I recall correctly.
> >> Not sure what to change here if someone could offer guidance.
> >> I looked at system.conf and it shows TimeZone=-5.0 which would be
> >>correct.
> >> Or am I supposed to set the system clock to GMT perhaps?
> >> Thanks
> >> KA4EPS





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