Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50629
Error during ping
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:23 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 127.0.0.1.
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: PING 127.0.0.1 (127.0.01) from 127.0.0.1: 56(84) bytest of
Warning: time of day goes back, taking countermeasures.
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1 icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=862 usec
64 bytes from 127.0.0.1 icmp_seq=1 ttl=255 time=72 usec
Duplicate of bug #37485.
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
<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.
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. :)