Opened 13 years ago

Closed 12 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

#7810 closed defect (fixed)

Synchronize server time at

Reported by: Marcus Reimann Owned by: nonken
Priority: high Milestone: 1.3
Component: Documentation Version: 1.2beta
Keywords: Cc: [email protected]
Blocked By: Blocking:


The server time at is wrong (from time to time a half hour). A correct server time is important, because the MoinMoin? Wiki shows authors, when and how long a Wiki page is "reserved" for another author.

The best is, to install ntp, in order to synchronize the time with a time server:

  1. apt-get install ntp
  1. dpkg-reconfigure ntp
  1. Open port udp 37 outgoing to connect with the external time server


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by nonken

Owner: set to nonken
Status: newassigned

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by nonken

Resolution: fixed
Status: assignedclosed

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by Adam Peller

Milestone: tbd1.3

batch move of tickets marked 'tbd' fixed in the 1.3 timeframe

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by Marcus Reimann

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

The server time is wrong, again. Perhaps this is also a source for the problems with the server during the last weeks. Installing ntp should be the common solution for problems like this, as suggested above.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by Dustin Machi

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

The main problem is that the machine continues to overheat, which i'm sure doesn't help it have a steady clock. Previously when this would happen we would also get slow and were overconfigured with apache processes so we'd step into swap. I somewhat corrected this by switching to fcgi processes and lighttpd, though a problem remains with fcgi for the moin app. Work/investigation is underway for that.

NTPD was already installed, but didn't seem to be running. I started it up, but the time still did not appear to be correct, so I manually updated it with ntpdate. Then I reconfigured the ntp.conf to use the bare min conf from It is enabled, and time (no pun intended) will tell us if it is working or not.

comment:6 in reply to:  5 Changed 12 years ago by Marcus Reimann

Thank you for setting up the NTPD.

Overheat doesn't sound good. Seems to be time for changing to another hardware.


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