Rodolfo Medina <email@example.com> writes:
> A friend of mine let me know that he receives my emails with a time stamp one
> hour into the future. It seems my computer or my service that forwards to
> gmail is set to the wrong time or time zone. From my header:
> Received: from hda6-hyundai ([126.96.36.199])
> by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id 15sm1318852fxm.2.2010.01.16.09.20.40
> (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=RC4-MD5);
> Sat, 16 Jan 2010 09:20:41 -0800 (PST)
> From: Rodolfo Medina <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Sat, 16 Jan 2010 18:21:18 +0000
> this is wrong
> 09:20:41 -0800 equals 17:20:41 +0000, not 18:21:18 +0000. The friend suggests
> that my time zone "+0000" should be "+0100" i.e. CET.
> Can anybody suggest how I can recover this?
Andrei Popescu <email@example.com> writes:
> To set the timezone it should be enough to do
> dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
> - do you have Windows installed (and used) on the same computer?
> - is the BIOS clock set to UTC or local time?
> - what does you system think about it? (check UTC= setting in
> For a linux-only computer it is recommended you set UTC=yes, make sure
> your BIOS clock is set to UTC and configure the timezone via the above
> OTOH Windows expects the BIOS to be set to *local* time, so you would
> want to set UTC=no, but you still have to set the correct timezone
> because internally Linux is using UTC.
> If you make changes to the clock you might also experience issues on the
> next (re)boot, because e2fsck doesn't like it if the last mount time of
> a filesystem appears to be in the future. This is easily fixed with a
> fsck.ext3 /dev/sdXY
> from the "maintenance shell", but you should be prepared for it
With `dpkg-reconfigure tzdata' it came out that my local time was London,
wheras it should be Rome. I changed it. I have also a Windows partition, so I
let UTC=no in /etc/default/rcS, as you suggested. I rebooted and no problem
seemed to occur.
Now I sent a test message to myself, and these are the headers:
X-From-Line: firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Jan 19 20:16:54 2010
Received: from hda6-hyundai ([188.8.131.52])
by mx.google.com with ESMTPS id 13sm1649564bwz.10.2010.01.19.11.17.03
Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:17:04 -0800 (PST)
From: Rodolfo Medina <email@example.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:16:54 +0100
Is the problem solved now?
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