Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Tue, 4 Oct 2011 13:23:14 -0400
From:      Janos Dohanics <web@3dresearch.com>
To:        Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Timestamps shifted by 8 hours
Message-ID:  <20111004132314.8cc11552.web@3dresearch.com>
In-Reply-To: <4E8B29FB.1050200@infracaninophile.co.uk>
References:  <20111004002910.4c134251.web@3dresearch.com> <4E8AC616.4000904@infracaninophile.co.uk> <20111004095026.69839e89.web@3dresearch.com> <4E8B29FB.1050200@infracaninophile.co.uk>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Tue, 04 Oct 2011 16:44:59 +0100
Matthew Seaman <m.seaman@infracaninophile.co.uk> wrote:

> 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...
> 
> Hmmm...
> 
> 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

Well, my pfSense installation does not have /proc, and I'd hate to mess
with a production system of a customer...

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

I'm the only one (I hope...) with access to this box...

-- 
Janos Dohanics



Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?20111004132314.8cc11552.web>