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Resetting time via time server doesn't affect cygwin 'date'
- From: ht at inf dot ed dot ac dot uk (Henry S. Thompson)
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 14:10:37 +0100
- Subject: Resetting time via time server doesn't affect cygwin 'date'
I'm running 1.7.9-1 on my 64-bit Windows 7 laptop. I recently noticed
that my box was 15 seconds adrift from my Linux desktop. After some
minor hassles, I was able to use Clock/Date and Time/Internet
Time/Change Settings/Update now to sync with a local ntp server, the
same one my desktop is using. At this point the Windows clock on the
laptop and my desktop were in sync, but 'date' from a bash window was
_still_ 15 seconds out.
Is this a pervasive problem (to test this yourself, just use the
Windows UI to set your clock forward a minute, test the 'date' (it
should be as per Windows clock), then use the above path to resync
with a time server, and observe that 'date' is _not_ adjusted back),
or particular to Windows 7/Cygwin 1.7.9?
I found vsntp  which fixed the problem, but is as far as I can see
overkill as it's designed to fix a much more serious problem . . .
Henry S. Thompson, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
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