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Discussion in 'Report Bugs & Ask Questions' started by Tillman, Nov 20, 2003.

  1. Tillman

    Tillman Splenda Daddy
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    Rob,

    It seems like the system clock is off again, by about 12 hours or so. Just thought you'd like to know
     
  2. jimpo1

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    test please ignore
     
  4. Unregistered

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    TEST - PLEASE IGNORE
     
  5. Ferrari_co_uk

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    I posted a reply to a post in the 360CS vs GT3 vs Ford GT thread and it appeared ahead of the original. I have it set to put the oldest post first in threads.

    Greg A
     
  7. rob lay

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    Everything weird happening right now is just related to one small thing... the system clock. It happened Friday afternoon and I think it happened last night. The clock jumps ahead 12-24 hours after the work on the server and reboot it. Until the clock is reset all posts get the future time stamp. The board sorts everything by time. Also causes problem with flood control, because the computer thinks you posted in the future so until the real time goes 2 seconds past your last future post, then it won't let you post because of flood control.

    Since this board is database driven, it is very dependent on the system clock. I'm going to look into server software that will go grab the correct time from somewhere else after a reboot or hardware work. They have it for PC's, so I know they will for servers.

    Are you sure about incorrect profile links, that's not related and I've never seen any problems with the profile links before. The board won't function 100% correct until we pass in time the last future date post, which is around 10:30 PM tonight.

    Sorry, looks lke a huge mess, but the root cause is really something small.
     
  8. teflon

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    Rob,

    Thanks for the explanation about the post order. I'm not the one who posted about the profile problem. However, I just checked yours and it was fine. I suspect whoever posted about it clicked the "profile" button for the person who's post was just above or below yours, thinking they had selected your profile when they had not. That's my guess anyway. Have a good day!

    Greg A
     
  9. Ferrari_tech

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    test - please ignore
     
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  11. rob lay

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    I set up a cron job to run every 30 minutes that goes out and gets the correct time from an external source and corrects if needed. Worst case scenerio the server would only have up to 30 minutes of posts with incorrect time stamps.
     

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