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Thane_Bitter
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4200 Time Client Setup [RESOLVED-Attributed to Humans Error]

For reasons I don't understand I can't seem to make a SS 4200 modem run at the correct time zone setting. At the moment I have the offset set as "-300" which should give the correct time EST (included a screen shot of my current settings).

Because I am east of GMT I must subtract 5 hours (or 4 since this device doesn't support DST) to get the correct local time, since the input has to be minutes I am stumped as to why this does not work. It will connect to the time server (I checked, the time server gives out time as GMT), I think my format of the TZ offset is not right. The manual is not helpful as to what the input format is.

Current firmware is "A8M" aka 004-D240-A8M

Open to any thoughts or suggestions at this point.


Doctor Olds
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Re: 4200 Time Client Setup

For 4 hours in minutes it is 240 or "-240"

1 hour is 60 Minutes and 60 times 4 = 240.


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I don't think I understand what problem you are having.

BTW, you are west of Greenwich, England, not east.


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said by McSummation:

I don't think I understand what problem you are having.

BTW, you are west of Greenwich, England, not east.
How are they West of GMT when they share EST with the USA that is East of GMT?

»wwp.greenwichmeantime.com/time-z···ones.htm
Canadian Province / Territory   Standard Time Daylight Time
 
ON Ontario, Canada (E)          GMT-5          GMT-4
ON Ontario, Canada (W)          GMT-6          GMT-5
 

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He is physically west of GM, which gives a clock time less than GMT.


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Right west,
To be fair it was late, I was tired, etc.

Anyways I am ignoring DST rules (modem has no provisions for them anyways), so the offset is 5 hours subtracted from GMT, or - 300 minutes.
Thus I should enter "-300", however when I do I still get just get GMT; Its like the offset is not applied.


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What happens if you set it to 1140 (+19 hours)? Maybe it can't handle the "-" sign.


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I'll try that tonight, it's the damnedest thing.


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said by McSummation:

What happens if you set it to 1140 (+19 hours)? Maybe it can't handle the "-" sign.
Well, if that worked properly, the day would be wrong.


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said by Thane_Bitter:

Thus I should enter "-300", however when I do I still get just get GMT; Its like the offset is not applied.
Log entries are supposed to report GMT in the 4200 and not local time. The offset will make the GMT time correct in the log. If you put the wrong offset in, the time in the log will not match GMT and will be off. Try it.
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DUH!!
OK, well I am a in fact a proper twit. :uhh:

Doctor Olds See Profile, in fact it is not just the firewall log that time stamps to GMT, it is also the system log as well. The clue should have been the letters "G","M","T" marked besides every single entry in the system log - hence the shear idiocy on my part.
You can in fact set local time, though the modem doesn't seem to have a way of displaying it anywhere in the GUI or logs to let you know what it is. The only way you can see what is the current local time is by Telnet'ing into the modem and executing "show sntpc time"
xsh> show sntpc time
Current System Time:  2010-08-25 18:59:35
Current    GMT Time:  2010-08-25 23:59:35
 

Offsets EAST (thank you McSummation See Profile) of the prime meridian are entered as negative numbers, and the system works as designed, it just has no way of conveying that information to the luser. ;)

Hopefully some other sleep deprived SOB will find this tidbit of information useful.