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Re: www.time.gov didn't make it?
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. ------- End of forwarded message -------