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193538Re: clock problem and postfix behaviour

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  • Patrick Ben Koetter
    Mar 1, 2006
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      * cbaegert@... <cbaegert@...>:
      > Hi,
      > we had a big problem yesterday : a power loss in our datacenter.
      > Our mail server restarted with a clock set to 2003, although it's a brand new
      > server (and I supposed it was a brand new battery !)
      > When I saw that, I hurried to set the clock to 2006. Then the mail server
      > rejected all the messages it received but not delivered during the time it
      > was set to 2003, with "status=expired, returned to sender"
      > I'm wondering if I could have done something differently to avoid this
      > problem, but I don't have the answer for now. Any idea ?
      > Or maybe something in Postfix could be implemented to avoid this annoying
      > behaviour ? I imagine it's not the first time that this problem occurs, and
      > it certainly won't be the last time ! After a power loss, we don't have to
      > time to read the whole Postfix manual, so I think it will be better if
      > Postfix could handle this problem automatically whatever the admin mistakes !

      Postfix uses the time the system provides. Use NTP or a hardware clock to set
      the system time correctly.



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