Subject: Re: Time (was: installing patches)
To: Julio Merino <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/08/2001 09:33:27
In message <>, Julio Merino writes:
>On Fri, Jun 08, 2001 at 02:08:05PM +0200, Martin Husemann wrote:

>> Haven't tried, but there is a sysctl value "kern.rtc_offset", that probably
>> achieves the same effect, so adding
>> kern.rtc_offset=-60
>> to /etc/sysctl.conf may do the same thing.
>I'll try this first, but why when netbsd is installed it asks for a

Almost certainly to set up /etc/localtime, which does the translation 
from UTC to your local time zone.  (Even if you set rtc_offset to 
something else, the time() system call returns UTC.)

		--Steve Bellovin,