system clock and console log time

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Mar 13th, 2007

i have configured to ntp server.

the system clock is ok but the time appeared in console is different.

*** console log ***

Mar 13 09:00:33.177

*** sh ntp status ***

Clock is synchronized, stratum 3, reference is 203.129.68.37

nominal freq is 250.0000 Hz, actual freq is 250.0000 Hz, precision is 2**24

reference time is C9A0E62A.F857EA8A (16:58:18.970 GMT Tue Mar 13 2007)

clock offset is 2.2017 msec, root delay is 22.46 msec

root dispersion is 520.08 msec, peer dispersion is 391.71 msec

pls advise

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Richard Burts Tue, 03/13/2007 - 06:56

There are a couple parts of the configuration that might affect this. First would be what you may have configured for service timestamps log. It might be helpful to see what you have in the config for that.

Probably more important is what you have configured for clock timezone. If you could post that from the config it would help.

I believe that what is happening is that NTP is communicating in UTC (Universal Coordinated Time) which is sometimes called GMT. So the output of show ntp status has 16:58:18.970 GMT. Assuming that you have something configured in clock timezone it specifies an offset from UTC/GMT which is what your router is using for local time.

HTH

Rick

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