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eDirectory time zone

The time zone in Russia changed this year (no daylight saving) and now it is GMT +4, not GMT +3 any more. I installed the new timezone rpm on Linux and on the server it is now correct, but in eDirectory where there is time restriction for users it is 1 hour different.
How can I fix this problem?
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Re: eDirectory time zone

On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:46:02 +0000, andy s wrote:

> The time zone in Russia changed this year (no daylight saving) and now
> it is GMT +4, not GMT +3 any more. I installed the new timezone rpm on
> Linux and on the server it is now correct, but in eDirectory where there
> is time restriction for users it is 1 hour different. How can I fix this
> problem?


eDir should be picking up the timezone from the host os. Can you post the
details of your configuration?


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Re: eDirectory time zone

OES and SUSE versions are:
nsbes1:~ # cat /etc/novell-release
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2.0.2 (x86_64)
VERSION = 2.0.2
PATCHLEVEL = 2
BUILD = FCS
nsbes1:~ # cat /etc/SuSE-release
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86_64)
VERSION = 10
PATCHLEVEL = 3


timezone 2011m.0.5.5.586
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Re: eDirectory time zone

On Thu, 01 Dec 2011 17:46:02 +0000, andy s wrote:

> The time zone in Russia changed this year (no daylight saving) and now
> it is GMT +4, not GMT +3 any more. I installed the new timezone rpm on
> Linux and on the server it is now correct, but in eDirectory where there
> is time restriction for users it is 1 hour different. How can I fix this
> problem?


Thinking about this a bit more, I don't think you have a problem here.
It's a feature. Time restrictions are stored in UTC, so your timezone
change doesn't change the time restrictions. You'll need to change the
time restrictions to the "correct" time.


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andy_s1 Absent Member.
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Re: eDirectory time zone

Server date and time settings are:
nsbes1:~ # date
Mon Dec 5 16:38:31 MSK 2011
nsbes1:~ # date -u
Mon Dec 5 12:38:34 UTC 2011

If now, at 16:38 MSK, I set user to be able to login from 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM in iManager, the user gets a message "...restricted login time", but if I set start time from 3:30 PM, it's OK.
Also the users allowed to login till 10:00 PM, will be disconnected at 11:00 PM.
So you see that it's not misunderstanding, the problem is real.
If time restrictions are stored in UTC, so somewhere they are recalculated to server local time at login, or maybe they are wrongly transfered to UTC after changes in iManager?
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Re: eDirectory time zone

Have the workstation's timezone settings been updated?

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Re: eDirectory time zone

Workstation Windows XP timezone settings were updated with TZedit utility (Microsoft KB 914387).
And workstation time gets correct after eDirectory login even on the workstations with dead CMOS battery.
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