Time is a dimension in which events can be ordered from the past through the present into the future, and also the measure of durations of events and the intervals between them.

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Precision Time Protocol on AWS

We have a problem that requires a group of AWS linux servers to have the time exact by the millisecond between each other. (different nano seconds is ok, and we don't care if it is the real hour.) ...
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Windows Server 2008 NPS Granular time

Like a previous poster I am configuring NPS as a RADIUS authentication source for my wireless clients. I need to impose a Time and Day restriction to the Network Policy that need to be more granular ...
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Linux Mint system clock is days ahead after an overnight laptop suspend [migrated]

I'm a long-time Ubuntu user, who recently started trying out Linux Mint on a laptop. This is not a dual-boot setup, Mint is the only OS on the machine. When I suspend the laptop (i.e. close the ...
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MySQL Time Different from System Time

I'm having an issue where MySQL is reporting the time as six minutes later than the system time. I have verified all my timezone settings are correct but don't know how to troubleshoot the six minute ...
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Does NT5DS time synchronization have any place in a mixed Windows / Linux environment?

I am working on a plan towards overhauling how time synchronization is handled on our network. Currently our network is predominantly Windows-based, in a fairly standard AD domain broken up into ...
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Run application from network drive takes long

This problem started recently, and I wasn't able to find a solution. Not even formatting solved. We have a program on our network drive and the Whole company accesses to this single exe. Usually the ...
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Why my browser wouldn't load all image resources at once?

I am trying to optimize the loading time of a webpage. Currently, the main http request can be done in under a second, however, the consenquent loading of images seems "to cascade": ...
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Meinberg ntp for Windows - force more frequent updates?

I have a Windows VM that has time drift problems, and left to its own devices will drift by minutes per day. I know there are issues with time on VMs, but I was hoping using the Meinberg NTP service ...
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How to speed up (very remote) overloaded server connection

I'm living in France and I need to load a page from a far far away server (still in the same galaxy). "Far" is Canada to me, meaning over 8 000km of internet cable. The problem is, this server is ...
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Domain Controller time is incorrect

I have a domain controller running in VM on Hyper-V, the time seems to be steadily getting faster, over the X-mas period it's 5 faster, which seems odd! I know how to change the time and I belive we ...
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VMware Workstation guest OS (Windows) resets date/time to host on restart [closed]

Everytime I restart my windows guest machine, it resets the date/time to the host date/time. How can I change it permanently? UPDATE: Time sync is already disabled in VMware tools
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How to temporarily stop time syncing with domain controller?

I wish to do some testing on my local machine which requires me to put the date forward a year. So I can test some stuff in SQL Server (i've found it not possible to override the sql server time). ...
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Why did my Windows Server 2012 R2 timezone change overnight?

When I logged into my workstation this morning, the timezone had been changed from Eastern to Pacific. In the event viewer I see the following three events, all at 4:12:15 AM. It looks like the ...
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How do I get current Unix time in milliseconds using bash?

How do I get the current Unix time in milliseconds (i.e number of milliseconds since Unix epoch January 1 1970)?
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How do you manually trigger the first sync for 'Internet Time' in Windows?

When launching a Windows Instance on AWS I'd like to trigger the "Internet Time" to be updated via the command line (powershell or cmd). If I go to "Adjust date/time" and select the "Internet Time" ...
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Get maximum memory usage of linux executable

I need a shell script which will retrieve the maximum memory consumption of a linux executable. The executable may spawn child processes using significant amounts of RAM which should be included in ...
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Time issue in Windows domain Hyper-V

I ran command on our Domain Controller that has PDC Emulator Role: w32tm /config /manualpeerlist:"0.pool.ntp.org 1.pool.ntp.org 2.pool.ntp.org 3.pool.ntp.org" /syncfromflags:manual /reliable:yes ...
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Time problems in a Windows domain

I need some help getting NTP set up correctly on our Windows domain. We have 2 physical servers: Physical Server 1 Domain Controller (DC1) Physical Server 2 (Hyper-V Host) Data 1 (also a Domain ...
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Where do computers/servers in a Windows Domain get their time settings from? [duplicate]

I have 5 Windows Server 2012 servers and around 100 computers in our domain. Recently I noticed that the time on the servers and computers is around 30 seconds fast. Where do servers and computers ...
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Record load time of web pages

I have been asked to investigate a way of record how long it a full page request is on our website. i.e. how long it takes from when a user clicks on a link till the page has finished loading. Now ...
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Will changing the date or time on windows server 2008 break any websites or anything else?

Sorry if this is a newb question, but I was told by someone about a month ago that if I change the date and/or time on one of our servers it could break our websites or something. I can't fully ...
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How do I make all Xen guests use their host clock value?

I've set up Xen server under Linux with several guests running, and all was well. After some time I've noticed the clock on the server drifted away, so I installed 'ntpd', and the clock was back to ...
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Risk of starting NTP on database server?

I've heard rumors of bad things happening to database and mail servers if you change the system time while they are running. However, I'm having a hard time finding any concrete information on actual ...
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configuring server time to allow for daylight savings [closed]

Ive got a script that is allows users to submit data to a db, when data is submitted a timestamp is also added, my local time zone is GMT, as is my server time as set it plesk 11, but when the data ...
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How to correct the time on a Red Hat EL6 server? Clock is almost 3 hours behind

This did not work: [~]: sudo /usr/sbin/ntpdate pool.ntp.org 19 Feb 08:03:26 ntpdate[6939]: the NTP socket is in use, exiting So, I'm not sure how to proceed... also tried this to no avail: [~]: ...
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date and sleep during leap second [closed]

Did you ever watch what happens with a sleep during a leap second or what date will show us? Most UNIX systems can handle a sleep with a fraction of a second and the date command can display ...
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ntp returning future time

ive noticed the time on a linux server im maintaining is set to 8 hours in the future. i thought this was weird so i checked ntpd was on, and it is. i thought this was even weirder so i checked the ...
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bind cache not used?

i installed a classic bind9 dns server inside a local network, working as a forwarding dns server, there is my config file (i just added my ISP DNS servers as forwarders): options { directory ...
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How to properly set apache timeout and number of simultaneous users?

After reading the apache documentation and searching for something that could help me on ServerFault, I'm still confused about how apache Timeout and MaxRequestWorkers work. In particular I have two ...
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system clock skewing backwards 112 seconds

I'm troubleshooting a problem on one of my NTP servers. This server seems to defy logic, and I'm at my wits end trying to troubleshoot it. Roughly every 162 seconds, the system clock reverts to ...
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NTP: ntpdate to sync time between the PCs on a private network

I have two systems. One acts as Primary/Active and has Internet connection and gets time from NTP server. The second system is Secondary/Passive and has no connection to the external world. Primary ...
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Using RTC to synchronize ntpd when offline

I need a stable configuration, presumably using ntpd, to keep system clock as precise as possible. Background: I have several embedded devices (arm9) running linux (currently: 3.16.1 / debian 7.2) ...
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tzutil.exe keeps changing server timezone

The time-zone on my windows 2008 server keeps being changed, I performed an audit on the "RegQueryValue" registry operation and "TimeZoneKeyName" key found on the following path ...
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Syslog randomly logs bad time [duplicate]

Try as I might, I can't figure out why this server randomly timestamps syslog entries with bad time. Here's a 5-minute stretch of syslog from a few minutes ago. You'll notice there are two places ...
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How do I force sync the time on Windows Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller?

What is the command to sync a Windows server domain controller to its configured time source?
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Faking the date for a specific shell session

I'm certainly trying to achieve something weird here, but I want to fake the date locally for a shell session on GNU/Linux. I need to black-box test how a program behaves at different dates, and ...
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What is a ToD server, “Time of Day” (Not NTP)

I got a simple task: Setup a ToD server... It is not NTP. It runs on port 37. It seems to be bundled with inetd or xinetd. Shall be installed on Debian or CentOS. Alternatively FreeBSD (pfsense ...
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Windows Server 2012 time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead

Our Active Directory server has a problem whereby the time keeps setting itself 12 minutes ahead of the real time. This causes authentication issues on the network. I have tried syncing to an ...
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What is an acceptable secure time source in a datacentre environment?

GPS and NTP are two very typical time sources when accurate clocks are required. However, each has an important failing. NTP does not provide authentication of the time source, and so may be ...
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Windows Server 2008 R2 system time randomly resets to 4 hours in the past

I am having a problem where the time randomly jumps to 4 hours in the past. As a result, none of the scheduled tasks (such as backups) happen at the correct time, and some time-critical applications ...
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Measuring request response time by port

So, I'm currently working on a project in which I spin up a set docker image on a number of different machines and configurations. This image basically contains a web server that accepts a number of ...
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Weird syslog order

Have you ever seen wrong order in /var/log/syslog ? I think that it causes only crontab. Jun 28 22:20:01 alex CRON[2327]: (root) CMD (something > /dev/null) Jun 28 22:21:01 alex CRON[2700]: (root) ...
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Check how much time has elapsed for Cron job and send email

There is a cron job that is set which runs throughout most of the day, sometimes the job gets stuck and I would like to set a time or check on it which let's me know if it has been stuck for more than ...
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What is the best way to measure latency via a “telnet to port” test, preferably with built-in Linux tools?

I'm writing a Graphite/Diamond collector measuring network latency. Specifically it should measure the time it takes to open up a connection to a port on a remote server. And it needs to work via ...
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Server times off by over 1 minute after recently syncing

I manually synced the times (and matched hardware times) on two servers A and B. NTP was running on both machines, so I made sure the /etc/ntp.conf files were identical (the time servers on B were ...
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How to configure a redundant PTP server

I have a Sonoma GPS time server and a server, which should synchronise itself to the GPS clock, and serve as a fallback option. The time should be synchronised using PTP (Precision-Time-Protocol). ...
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Can't synchronize time in Ubuntu (Europe/Moscow)

I've got this Ubuntu server virtual machine. I'm trying to setup a correct time on it. I've selected a proper timezone (Europe > Moscow) via sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata. After that, I'm using ...
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Synchronize clock with NTP while online, and with RTC while offline?

Is there a existing mechanism that synchronizes a linux system with NTP while online, and with a predictably drifting RTC while offline? We operate remote "collectors": embedded Linux systems that ...
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Do I Need a PTP Aware Switch?

We have a PTP Grandmaster clock which we will be using on a dedicated network for PTP time synchronization. It is necessary for us to use a switch to distribute the signal to multiple clients. Does ...