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Re: www.time.gov didn't make it?
- From: Sean Donelan
- Date: Sat Jan 01 14:39:46 2000
On Sat, 01 January 2000, Dave Neff wrote:
> I used the nist program to synchronize time on 4 of my servers. All 4 of
> these servers sometime during New Years evening changed the time to
> December 31, 1909!!!! Servers not synchronzing with nist were fine. I
> turned off the nist program and set the time manually and all was well.
> It may have started midnight GMT, but I am not sure. My only Y2K glitch!
> And I kept telling people, "We synchronize with NIST, so as long as they
> are Y2K compliant we will be fine." I am not sure if the problem was with
> NIST, or my version of the program the synchronized clocks, but I was
> quite surprised.
I'm still trying to track down what happened. The latest report is NIST
had a [maybe Y2K] problem with their internal system to coordinate the
servers. When the NTP servers lost contact with the clock source, they
became unsynchronized. Many clients won't synchronize to a server with
an unsynchronized clock.
That doesn't completely explain why www.time.gov is not available.
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