[syslog-ng] syslog-ng 3.0.4 not adjusting for daylight savings time

Patrick A. Green pgreen at northwestern.edu
Thu Mar 18 14:49:59 CET 2010

On Wed, 2010-03-17 at 09:44 -0500, Chris Fabri wrote:
 > I have a red hat 3 system running 3.0.4  It did not successfully
 > adjust for daylight savings time.    Everything else on the system is
 > fine - syslog is showing the correct time stamps, the system reports
 > the correct time.   Restart of syslog-ng, and shutting down both
 > syslog and syslog-ng did not help.  I didn't see anything in the lists
 > addressing this, here are details of my syslog-ng:
 > [fabric at netlog dhcp]$ sudo /usr/local/sbin/syslog-ng -V
 > syslog-ng 3.0.4
 > Revision: 
 > Compile-Date: Aug 24 2009 16:54:31
 > Enable-Threads: off
 > Enable-Debug: off
 > Enable-GProf: off
 > Enable-Memtrace: off
 > Enable-Sun-STREAMS: off
 > Enable-Sun-Door: off
 > Enable-IPv6: on
 > Enable-Spoof-Source: off
 > Enable-TCP-Wrapper: on
 > Enable-SSL: off
 > Enable-SQL: off
 > Enable-Linux-Caps: on
 > Enable-Pcre: off
 >  I didn't see anything in the man page for adjusting for time.  I have
 > keep_timestamp(no) configured in my conf file.   The systems sending
 > the syslog files time is correctly adjusted for daylight savings.  Is
 > this a bug in this particular version, or am I just missing the right
 > flag or something?     chris

You state that syslog is showing correct timestamps. Is that syslogd? Or
where do you see the problem?


syslogd has correct timestamps and syslog-ng does not.

Patrick A. Green
Systems Engineer
Northwestern University Information Technology
Network Transport
pgreen at northwestern.edu
847-467-5878 / Fax: 847-467-5690

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