193538Re: clock problem and postfix behaviour
- Mar 1, 2006* cbaegert@... <cbaegert@...>:
> Hi,Postfix uses the time the system provides. Use NTP or a hardware clock to set
> 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 !
the system time correctly.
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