[App_rpt-users] the answer: Time Zone issue

Lu Vencl vencl at att.net
Mon Aug 22 18:55:22 EDT 2011


What is odd, I just tried W4PLT's node and it is reporting correctly.

 

Here is his system.conf file

Hostname=W4PLT

ifconfig_type=dhcp

TimeZone=-5.0

 

echolinkenable=0

aprsenable=0

 

 

Last login: Mon Aug 15 20:41:48 2011

[root at W4PLT ~]# date

Mon Aug 22 18:51:51 EDT 2011

[root at W4PLT ~]# 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 W4PLT (pid = 2327)

Verbosity is at least 3

W4PLT*CLI> rpt fun 27901 *81

W4PLT*CLI> rpt fun 27901 *9041

W4PLT*CLI> rpt fun 27901 *81

    -- Hungup 'Zap/pseudo-2101939038'

    -- <Zap/pseudo-617879378> Playing 'rpt/goodevening' (language 'en')

    -- <Zap/pseudo-617879378> Playing 'rpt/thetimeis' (language 'en')

    -- <Zap/pseudo-617879378> Playing 'digits/6' (language 'en')

    -- <Zap/pseudo-617879378> Playing 'digits/50' (language 'en')

    -- <Zap/pseudo-617879378> Playing 'digits/2' (language 'en')

    -- <Zap/pseudo-617879378> Playing 'digits/p-m' (language 'en')

    -- Hungup 'Zap/pseudo-617879378'

 

 

-----Original Message-----
From: Ken [mailto:ke2n at cs.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 22, 2011 5:27 PM
To: 'Paul J. Agamata'; 'Lu Vencl'
Cc: 'John Boteler'; app_rpt-users at ohnosec.org
Subject: the answer: Time Zone issue

 

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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