SvennD
November 14, 2015

logs running behind from date in virtual machine

Posted on November 14, 2015  •  1 minutes  • 130 words  •  Suggest Changes

On a virtual server,  date was responding with the correct time/date. However logs where filling up with a wrong time. I normally change the timezone like this : (adapt as needed)

ln -sf /usr/share/zoneinfo/Europe/Brussels /etc/localtime
[[email protected] ~]# date
Sat Nov 14 21:55:22 CET 2015

Also in /etc/sysconfig/clock change to : (adapt as needed)

ZONE="Europe/Brussels"

Even when those are done the logs kept on showing up logs very long time ago, the cause was rsyslog running behind… never happened before so :

service rsyslog restart

This was also causing my fail2ban to be to easy on this spammers I believe! Questions, remarks, just shoot below !

 

Update : seems /etc/sysconfig/clock is not per definition the problem, its rsyslog that is keeping the old date, just restarting ryslog seems to be enough!

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