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Date:      Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:44:59 +0100
From:      Matthew Seaman <>
To:        Janos Dohanics <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Timestamps shifted by 8 hours
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On 04/10/2011 14:50, Janos Dohanics wrote:
> So, I asked the wrong question. The question I should be asking is: Why=

> are timestamps wrong in /var/log/filter.log even though date shows the
> correct time? However, this question I should ask the pfSense list...


Somewhat of an outside chance, but timezones can be set per-process,
just by setting TZ in the environment.  Make sure that procfs(5) is
mounted, and try running

   ps -auxwwwe | grep TZ

If there is a process with TZ set in the environment, especially if it
is set to 'America/Los_Angeles' or similar (9 hours offset from UTC is
typical for PDT)[*] that's probably your smoking gun right there.  Do
you have West Coast based users/admins who might have restarted some
processes or reloaded firewall rulesets?



[*] Or else on Guam or some other part of the Eastern Pacific?

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