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pure-ftpd timezone incorrect

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by boatdesign, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. boatdesign

    boatdesign Well-Known Member

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    Something odd here -- timezone on server is set to GMT -5 (EST)

    My timezone is GMT -5 (EST)

    Yet pure-ftpd for some reason is offset an hour, saying now at 9:51 that the file was uploaded to the server at 10:51

    Server time shows as 21:51 according to uptime, etc.

    Any ideas?
     
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    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    Is it only pure-ftp or other items as well? If it is for everything, ensure your time settings reflect the correct country/locale. The US is currently in EDT whereas Canada is currently in EST, which would explain a 1 hour discrepancy in that direction.
     
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    boatdesign Well-Known Member

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    Need to do more testing.

    Local machine I'm on right now is Vista 32-bit set to Eastern Standard Time but with the "adjust clock for daylight savings" checked.
    Local time shows as 5:01 PM

    Server time in WHM shows as:
    Thu Mar 20 17:01:01 EDT 2008

    When I upload a file with FileZilla 3.0.8.1 the time in the remote pane for the file just uploaded at 5:03 local time shows as 6:03 P.M.
    I then downloaded the file again from the server and the new time in the local pane of filezilla shows 5:03 P.M. in the local window, 6:03 P.M. in the remote window.
     
  4. boatdesign

    boatdesign Well-Known Member

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    As far as I can tell, the only thing affected is FTP on my two cpanel 11 servers.

    WHM shows time correctly as
    Fri Apr 4 00:14:21 EDT 2008
    America/Detroit

    Vista (local machine) shows time as
    Friday, April 04, 2008
    12:14:29 AM
    (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    However, when I ftp a file to the server the remote time as reported by FileZilla as:
    time.jpg 4/4/2008 1:17:00 AM which is one hour in the future

    At the SSH prompt however it shows as:
    42475 Apr 4 00:17 time.jpg which is correct

    uptime shows system time as 00:18:40 which is correct.

    Now I'd suspect it's a filezilla issue, but if I connect to a non-cpanel FutureQuest virtual hosting account the time of the transferred file is right on the money.

    So something about my pure-ftpd cpanel install is telling FileZilla that it's one hour off.

    (I can correct this by manually setting each site in filezilla to have a -1 hour time offset, but this only solves the problem for me, not anyone else using filezilla to connect to my pure ftpd web server.

    Any ideas?
     
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    boatdesign Well-Known Member

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    I guess this says it all:

    But why? When the server time in WHM does match my Vista local time??? What am I missing here?
     
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    Hey there boatdesign,

    I know this sounds really weird... but... what does the FTP banner state?

    Code:
    [root@server ~]# ftp localhost
    Connected to localhost (127.0.0.1).
    220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
    220-You are user number 1 of 50 allowed.
    220-Local time is now 11:06. Server port: 21.
    220-This is a private system - No anonymous login
    220-IPv6 connections are also welcome on this server.
    220 You will be disconnected after 15 minutes of inactivity.
    Name (localhost:root): ?
    
    Mine shows 11:06... if it shows 11:06 then the pure-ftpd service is saying 11:06 and I'd suspect maybe your transfer application is showing the wrong time. Do you have a screen shot of what you're seeing?

    Thanks,
     
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    boatdesign Well-Known Member

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    Connected to localhost.
    220---------- Welcome to Pure-FTPd [TLS] ----------
    220-You are user number 1 of 50 allowed.
    220-Local time is now 21:26. Server port: 21.

    uptime
    21:26:07

    The filezilla forum seems to say that there is something about the way pureftp that is not "standards compliant" causing the issue after the filezilla 3 update that is "standards compliant"

    http://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5806&st=0&sk=t&sd=a&sid=1f17c0d1b94dd1b7caa2698f06066edf&start=15

     
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