[Dovecot] Time just moved backwards

Ben Beuchler insyte at gmail.com
Sun Apr 8 20:34:51 EEST 2007

Better time synchronization.

Use ntpd to always keep your time in sync.  It should never have to
adjust by more than a few microseconds and Dovecot has no problem with


On 4/8/07, Chaos Engine <haos.engine at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi there,
> I got a daily cron (rdate to local time server) job wich adjusts time and
> which constantly gives me headache.
> Every day my dovecot suicides with:
> "dovecot: Time just moved backwards by 11 seconds. This might cause a lot of
> problems, so I'll just kill myself now."
> Of course my onboard clock is constantly off by more than 5 secs.
> I don't want
> to abandon time synchronization and I want to use dovecot. Maybe a
> -HUP signal would do? What do you propose?
> --
> Chaos greets U

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