date & time change

Martin Mares mj at
Mon Feb 7 22:45:55 CET 2005


> hmm, that is a real problem. BIRD does not expect any system time changes. 
> There are 2 way how to solve it:
> 1) Write a patch into BIRD

That shouldn't be hard -- time jumping forward isn't a problem (it can
just trigger some events quicker, which although not completely harmless,
it easily recoverable. And BIRD could detect jumps back and if it's
more than let's say 30 seconds, trigger all timers immediately.

However, time jumps should not occur on a properly configured system --
as Feela said, you should use a NTP daemon to synchronize your time
without jumping.

				Have a nice fortnight
Martin `MJ' Mares   <mj at>
Faculty of Math and Physics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Rep., Earth
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