Clock skew too great / System vs Hardware clock problem?

Markus Moeller huaraz at
Sat Apr 19 18:50:33 EDT 2008


what does the from/till timestamp in the AS_REQ say ?


"Michael B Allen" <ioplex at> wrote in message 
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> I'm trying to diagnose a "Clock skew too great" error between a CentOS
> 5.1 client and Windows 2003 R2 ADS.
> If we date 'date' on the Linux the time is within a few seconds of the
> clock on the Windows server. The Linux machine's /etc/localtime is set
> to PST8PDT. The AD server is set to Pacific time.
> So now what?
> Could it be that the hardware clock and system clock are not in sync?
>>From experience it doesn't matter if the hardware clock is UTC or not.
> I'm stumped. Any ideas?
> Mike
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