[Dxspider-support] Node disconnects
n7xy at clearwire.net
Sat Oct 18 17:39:16 BST 2008
Thanks for the info Dirk. I needed to change it anyway since I also
use that computer for logging in GMT/UTC.
On Oct 18, 2008, at 9:25 AM, Dirk Koopman G1TLH wrote:
> Bob Nielsen wrote:
>> Yes Iain, that was my first thought and it was initially set to
>> the local time, but I corrected that and the disconnects still
>> occurred. Ubuntu doesn't have an installation option to set the
>> clock to UTC and they no longer supply the tzconfig program. You
>> now need to make a symlink to /usr/share/zoneinfo/UTC for both /
>> etc/timezone and /etc/localtime (I couldn't find that in any of
>> the Ubuntu documentation, but Google came through).
> As far as I can tell, Ubuntu stores its time in UTC. At any rate,
> it just works for me.
> To set the timezone the debian/ubuntu way do:-
> sudo dpkg-reconfigure tzdata
> and answer the questions to set your timezone to your local one. I
> have mine set thusly:
> Current default timezone: 'Europe/London'
> Local time is now: Sat Oct 18 17:18:49 BST 2008.
> Universal Time is now: Sat Oct 18 16:18:49 UTC 2008.
> DXSpider always uses the gmtime() function (rather than localtime
> ()) so that UTC is always displayed, regardless of which timezone
> you have set your computer in. This is assuming that you have set
> the correct time (and/or are running ntpd [sudo apt-get install
> ntp]) for your timezone.
> And yes, having another node still active with the same callsign
> will cause your node to disconnect and reconnect later.
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