Subject: Setting time zone; newbie questions
To: PortMac <port-mac68k@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Balazs Barany <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/30/1997 21:40:26
I have a less serious problem than Theo Schulze but it should be simpler =
to solve, too.
I have a Mac IIsi with Sytem D1-7.1 and the same version of the control =
panels. My BSD kernel is a GENERIC 1.2.1. The booter is 1.9.4.
I am unable to set the current timezone as suggested in the FAQ5 =
The time control panel shows the right time and the world map control =
panel shows "Vienna" and the correct time difference (Greenwich + 1 =
In the Booter, I have a "GMT bias" of +60. (I've tried just "60", too. =
The most interesting thing is that difference is only one hour when I =
set +60 to -60!)
I tried to set the /etc/localtime to zoneinfo/MET, CET, Europe/Vienna =
and Europe/Berlin. Nothing worked, BSD shows two hours more than the =
real time is. GMT bias -60 wasn't correct, too.
The other interesting thing is that the BSD time is about six minutes =
behind the MacOS right after booting.=20
And now the questions:
- Is it possible to enable root to telnet into BSD? The computer is in =
my room and isn't connected to the Internet so security isn't very =
important. I have created "normal" users with the adduser.sh script and =
they aren't able to su root.
- How can I use vi with telnet from a Win95 computer (this telnet has =
ansi/vt100)? I get the error message "ex/vi: Error: ansi: No such file =
Finally, a bug/feature report: I compiled a large source as root on the =
MacBSD machine and telnetted into it as a normal user from the Win95 =
computer. I started dt which appeared _on the mac_ and cleared the =
screen. The compilation went on, of course, and everything was fine. =
However, this behaviour *could* be quite annoying if the user on the mac =
doesn't know of it.
BTW, I compiled the following programs and they work fine:
- apache 1.2.4 web server
- imap 4.1BETA imap4/pop3 server
- lynx 2.7.1 web browser
- majordomo 1.94.4 mailing list manager
- perl 5.003 interpreter
- samba 1.9.17p4 SMB daemon for Windows file sharing
- tcsh 6.07.02 shell
- top 3.3
- unzip 5.12 and zip 2.0.1
There are problems with other programs, especially mc (Norton commander =
clone; I have a keyboard without function keys) and I tried to compile =
two BASIC interpreters and a Java interpreter (kaffe) but they stopped =
with compilation errors.
Thank you for your attention and/or help
Bal=E1zs B=E1r=E1ny email@example.com http://www.lb-data.co.at/bb
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