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Re: [vox-tech] time jumps 8 hours

On Friday 15 February 2002 11:07 pm, you wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Feb 2002, eric nelson wrote:
> > Thanks.  I did find today that there is nothing in the cron.  I'll check
> > inetd.  Do you recommend setting the bios clock to local time?  I guess I
> > should use a high debug level of logging, so there's lots of data.  What
> > other files besides /var/log/messages?
> > I'll be away from work 3 days, might get back to you if I still can't
> > figure it out.  make files don't work too well with this situation :~(
> Not all jobs will always show up in cron as by root or local users. I have
> found /etc/cron.*/*
> anacrontab
> cron.d
> cron.daily
> cron.monthly
> cron.weekly
> crontab
> cvs-cron.conf
> See if you have these, and review them too.
> If after checking /var/spool/cron, /etc/cron*, /etc/at* and verifying that
> you have no other at/cron packages (cron, anacron, etc) installed, and no
> daemonized ntp clients, and reviewing log files to see when the
> date/time-stamps change (the change in time should tell you *when* the
> problem is occuring) and none of these helps you to find the offending
> app, perhaps it is being called into being by another system update
> tool.(?)
> This makes it more difficult. The time that the event occurs should help
> you to narrow the group of apps that could call it. Disable half and see
> if it goes away, if it does, then examine the half you disabled and
> re-enable half. If it comes back, then suspect the 25% you have
> left. Continue in this binary search and divide till you find it.
> Also? Maybe do a man -k date and man -k clock and man -k time looking for
> applications that can change the clock. Then mv these to different names
> (like $0.oirg) and then write a bash wrapper that records PPID and
> date/time into a file as well as a ps -auxw | grep $PPID to see the name
> of the process and dump this info into a file, and then pass on the args
> $@ to the real application $0.orig)
> This seems time consuming, but is one of the many many approaches you
> have available at your disaposal to solve this problem. Others here may
> have other alternatives.
> If you have found all clock/date modifying binaries on your system, and
> wrapped them to still find nothing, suspect multiple personality disorder
> or someone pulling a prank on you. (Hope my general joke is not
> offensive.)
> When you all were talking about Linux newbies:
>  I still consider myself a *NIX newbie. ]:>
> Yatta!
> -ME

Aren't we'all newbies!!??  Linux is like life, you only know a little bit 
about this and that.  Anyway, I appreciate the detailed answer, wish I could 
remotly log in to the pc to do this stuff now, but, oh well.  ;~P
> Version: 3.12
> GCS/CM$/IT$/LS$/S/O$ !d--(++) !s !a+++(-----) C++$(++++) U++++$(+$) P+$>+++
> L+++$(++) E W+++$(+) N+ o K w+$>++>+++ O-@ M+$ V-$>- !PS !PE Y+ !PGP
> t@-(++) 5+@ X@ R- tv- b++ DI+++ D+ G--@ e+>++>++++ h(++)>+ r*>? z?
> ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
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