Bug 50629 - Error during ping
Error during ping
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-08-01 15:01 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-06-06 12:21:36 EDT
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Description Need Real Name 2001-08-01 15:01:50 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-12 i686)

Description of problem:
I get: Warning: time of day goes back, taking counter measures.

This happens when I ping

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

Actual Results:  PING (127.0.01) from 56(84) bytest of
Warning: time of day goes back, taking countermeasures.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=862 usec
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=72 usec

Additional info:

No warning
Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2001-08-11 02:44:09 EDT
Duplicate of bug #37485.
Comment 2 Gary L. Fournerat, MCP 2001-09-07 16:43:29 EDT
I believe the user is setup with an incorrect timezone. I recently (Sept 7th) 
realized I have this same problem, and I'm currently running a testcase to 
prove/disprove the solution.

I have been using GMT -0500 when I should have been at -0600 (Dallas) all 
Comment 3 Need Real Name 2001-09-07 18:18:12 EDT
<pasted from http://www.samag.com/quest/archive/2001/0248.htm>

This is a problem with the iputils-20001110-1 package -- specifically the 
pr_pack routine in ping.c (you'll even notice you get that error while pinging 
localhost). Updating (upgrading) the package will resolve the problem. 

Comment 4 Gary L. Fournerat, MCP 2001-09-08 02:30:40 EDT
updating (upgrading) to iputils-20001110-5 did not correct my problem...

but here's what did:

1. Selected my favorite package manager
2. Uninstall iputils-20001110-5
3. Download iputils-20000418-6 
4. rpm -ivh iputils-20000418-6.i386.rpm

and everything works just fine once again. :)

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