Wrong time zone, right time?

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mith_y2k

Regular Contributor
This is a funky issue and in fairness I'm not sure if I've had this forever. The other day I was checking the logs in my Orbi with Voxel and noticed the time was wrong. Recently I changed the NTP settings via the Web interface, I set the time zone to Pacific and the server to pool.ntp.org

When I noticed a time stamp that looked wrong in the logs I ran date and this is what I got:
Code:
[email protected]:~# date
Wed Jun 10 16:27:53 GMT 2020

The time is actually right for my local time, but GMT is not my time zone. Is this normal? I also could not find the configuration file for the NTP server and time zone. Any pointers?
 

RocketJSquirrel

Senior Member
When I noticed a time stamp that looked wrong in the logs I ran date and this is what I got:
Code:
[email protected]:~# date
Wed Jun 10 16:27:53 GMT 2020

The time is actually right for my local time, but GMT is not my time zone. Is this normal? I also could not find the configuration file for the NTP server and time zone. Any pointers?
I see something different on my Orbi RBR50. I am also in Pacific and the web GUI shows the correct time in my zone. But the shell shows time 7 hours ahead of Pacific. It was 10:30 AM when I ran this command.
Code:
[email protected]:/# date
Mon Jun 15 17:29:56 UTC 2020
 

RocketJSquirrel

Senior Member
17:29 UTC is 10:29 PST (with daylight savings) so everyting is as expected
I understand. What seems odd is that I see "UTC" but @mith_y2k sees "GMT" with a time mismatch. Maybe one of us needs a firmware update.
 

R. Gerrits

Senior Member
timezone is stored in /etc/TZ

(but the strange thing is that for me that has GMT-0, which initially matched the timezone in the GUI, which I forgot to correct after the last factory reset.
But also after setting the GUI to the correct time zone, it still has GMT-0.)
 

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