Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

193538Re: clock problem and postfix behaviour

Expand Messages
  • Patrick Ben Koetter
    Mar 1, 2006
      * 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.

      <http://www.ntp.org/>

      p@rick

      --
      The Book of Postfix
      <http://www.postfix-book.com>
      saslfinger (debugging SMTP AUTH):
      <http://postfix.state-of-mind.de/patrick.koetter/saslfinger/>
    • Show all 18 messages in this topic