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Re: bin/13578 (ntpdate stuck in the 1930's)

The following reply was made to PR bin/13578; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: bin/13578 (ntpdate stuck in the 1930's)
Date: Tue, 24 Mar 2009 21:21:59 +0000

 On Sun, Feb 22, 2009 at 12:00:07PM +0000, dieter roelants wrote:
  >> Feedback mail bounced, someone else will have to check (anyone can do this
  >> if they don't mind messing up their clock...)
  >  Sure. I set my clock to today in 1901. Running ntpdate brought me even
  >  further back, to Thu Jan 16, 1873. So I'd say it isn't fixed. ;)
  >  Starting from somewhere in february 1941, ntpdate does the right thing
  >  (2^31 seconds later than the date 1873, and also 2^31 seconds ago).
  >  (This was on NetBSD/amd64 5.99.7, updated and built yesterday.)
 Charming. Well, thanks for testing... clearly someone's going to have
 to wade into ntpdate to see waht's going on. I'll put it on my list.
 David A. Holland

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