I don't know if the fact that the server is an Amazon EC2 instance makes any difference, but I thought I should mention it.
I'm trying to set the time to an incorrect time for testing reasons.
The server is running Debian 5.0.2
When I try to set the time, it immediately reverts back.
# date -s "2125" Fri May 13 21:25:00 IST 2011 # date Fri May 13 12:37:49 IST 2011
If I run
# dpkg-reconfigure tzdata (found on Debian User Forums) and change the timezone there to a different time zone, the value returned from
# date is still exactly as before.
I'm a bit confused as to why there are two programs that seem to change different time values.