Re: Time on Squid

From: Joel Taqueban <>
Date: Thu, 08 Apr 1999 20:50:37 +0800

Thanks for the reply, I have already edited the error message but still could
not work on the Squid time. You said I should use the correct time zone to
display the correct local time. What command should I issue from my (linux)
shell prompt to get the correct time zone? (Sorry, I'm also a newbie to Linux
but is beginning to love it).

I tried from prompt

# /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime

instead it gave me an error message "localtime: command not found"

tried even

# sh /usr/lib/zoneinfo/localtime

but had a message "localtime: cannot execute binary file"

What's wrong with my commands? File is there however. It is:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 Feb 6 16:38 localtime ->

Please help ...

P.S. My local time right now is GMT + 8 (Thu Apr 8 20:47:40 GMT +8 1999).



Marc van Selm wrote:

> At 01:57 PM 4/6/99 +0800, Joel Taqueban wrote:
> >I'm a little confused on the way Squid generates time. This I noticed
> when >access is being denied for URL's during disallowed times. Sample of
> >requested URL Error:
> [...]
> >I'm particularly interested in the time generated by squid (on red mark).
> My >Linux local time is GMT + 8 (Tue Apr 6 12:24:40 GMT +8 1999).
> >Shouldn't the squid time be Tue, 06 Apr 1999 04:24:40 GMT instead ?
> That >is, it should be my local time less 8 hours to get the GMT time
> (since Squid >displays Zulu time instead of my local time)?
> First your system clock should be set to GMT and you should use the correct
> time zone to display the correct local time. I expect if you sync the time
> on your machine to a NTP-server you'll see you were not running the correct
> time in GMT and the correct time zone. You have to start digging into your
> OS config I think...
> >Also, would it be possible to change the message 'your service provider'
> (the >one with the green mark) with another text from the Access Denied
> message ?
> In the etc dir you'll find a directory with all the error-pages. You can
> change them anyway you like.
> Appreciate your kind reply,
> Joel
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