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I use ntpd to set the time on my server to GMT and it works however it always sets the time 12 hours ahead.

It says it is GMT and it doesn't give any errors when I run ntpd.

Any ideas to fix this?

EDIT: Just ran this:

$ sudo ntpd -g -q

ntpd: time set -50404.385760s

$ date

Thu Nov 10 17:43:32 GMT 2011

It seems to have corrected itself

But then:

$ sudo ntpd

sudo: timestamp too far in the future: Nov 11 07:43:21 2011

$ date

Fri Nov 11 07:45:13 GMT 2011

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What time zone are you in? GMT is the time in Greenwich, England. What is your timezone setting? Try md5sum $(find /usr/share/zoneinfo -type f) | grep $( md5sum /etc/localtime |awk '{print $1}' ) – waltinator Nov 10 '11 at 0:52
All the outputs are GMT locations. I believe the actual server is in France however I set it to GMT on purpose. – Dan Nov 10 '11 at 17:36
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2 Answers 2

Is timezone set up correctly on your machine? You may configure your local timezone using

sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata

command (also I bet it should be possble to do that via Ubuntu UI).

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Yeah the timezone is set to GMT. I think the server is actually in France but I am GMT. – Dan Nov 10 '11 at 17:34

If that doesnt help try in bios changing time.

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