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I can't figure out why one of my before rules file has a date that is in the future.

Today's date is July 3rd but the file time stamp states Jul 6. Below is the output from ls -l in the /etc/ufw directory (bottom one).

Is this something that is supposed to be this way for a specific reason? I don't know if something is screwed up.

My time and date settings are correct. Thanks a bunch.

/etc/ufw$ ls -l
total 92
-rw-r----- 1 root root  913 Jun 19 13:56 after6.rules
-rw-r----- 1 root root  913 Apr  5  2012 after6.rules.20140331_213832
-rw-r----- 1 root root  913 Mar 31 21:42 after6.rules.20140331_214732
-rw-r----- 1 root root  913 Mar 31 21:48 after6.rules.20140427_143429
-rw-r----- 1 root root  913 Apr 27 14:35 after6.rules.20140430_185510
-rw-r----- 1 root root 1004 Jun 19 13:56 after.rules
-rw-r----- 1 root root 1004 Apr  5  2012 after.rules.20140331_213832
-rw-r----- 1 root root 1004 Mar 31 21:42 after.rules.20140331_214732
-rw-r----- 1 root root 1004 Mar 31 21:48 after.rules.20140427_143429
-rw-r----- 1 root root 1004 Apr 27 14:35 after.rules.20140430_185510
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 May 27 13:25 applications.d
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2718 Apr 30 18:55 before6.rules
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2718 Apr  5  2012 before6.rules.20140331_213832
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2718 Mar 31 21:38 before6.rules.20140331_214732
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2718 Mar 31 21:47 before6.rules.20140427_143429
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2718 Apr 27 14:34 before6.rules.20140430_185510
-rw-r----- 1 root root 2187 Jul  6  2014 before.rules
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I never quite figured out what the deal was with this. I re-installed the OS and setup my ufw rules like I did before. I've been monitoring the before and after rules and the issue has not replicated.

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