Firewall log time and system time not aligned



  • HI all,
    I've noted that my firewall logs are reporting a time that is two hours back with regard to the system time, so I can see in the general log the correct date and time, and a wrong one in the firewall logs. I've connected thru the shell and the date command displays the right time. This could be an issue since I've scheduled rules, is there a way to adjust the time without rebooting (I've not tried yet)?


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    The internal time may be correct, but it might be reported in the wrong time zone. Have you rebooted since changing the time zone? It may be necessary.



  • I confirm that after a reboot the time is aligned with the system date/time even in the filter log entries. Before the reboot, only the firewall log entries had a wrong time!


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    I've seen that happen after a time zone change. It's because after a TZ change a process has to restart to pick up the new TZ, and you can't exactly stop and restart the firewall process easily. :)


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