Kimberly W asked:
I’m setting the system clock using the following command:
date -s "31 DEC 2015 12:00:00"
Immediately after executing I run just
date and see that the date and time is December 31 2015. Then, after waiting about three seconds, I run
date again and see that it has changed back to today’s date.
Why is it syncing again to the current date and how can I stop it?
[root@localhost mm]# date -s "31 DEC 2015 12:00:00" Thu Dec 31 12:00:00 EST 2015 [root@localhost mm]# date Thu Dec 31 12:00:02 EST 2015 [root@localhost mm]# date Thu Dec 31 12:00:03 EST 2015 [root@localhost mm]# date Mon Jan 4 11:53:17 EST 2016
All my currently running services:
[root@localhost mm]# service --status-all atd (pid 2317) is running... auditd (pid 1464) is running... consul (pid 2332) is running... crond (pid 2212) is running... cupsd (pid 1562) is running... dnsmasq is stopped elasticsearch (pid 4046) is running... service firstboot supports chkconfig, but is not referenced in any runlevel (run 'chkconfig --add firstboot') firstboot is not scheduled to run hald (pid 1604) is running... htcacheclean is stopped httpd (pid 7537) is running... ip6tables: Firewall is not running. iptables: Firewall is not running. iscsi is stopped iscsid is stopped Checking jexec statuslvmetad is stopped dmeventd is stopped mdmonitor is stopped memcached (pid 2181) is running... messagebus (pid 1527) is running... mongod (pid 2293) is running... multipathd is stopped mysqld (pid 2067) is running... netconsole module not loaded Configured devices: lo eth0 eth1 Currently active devices: lo eth0 eth1 NetworkManager (pid 1540) is running... ntpd is stopped portreserve is stopped master dead but pid file exists pppoe-server is stopped rdisc is stopped rsyslogd (pid 1498) is running... sandbox is stopped saslauthd is stopped sendmail (pid 2288) is running... sm-client (pid 2289) is running... spice-vdagentd is stopped openssh-daemon (pid 1811) is running... The VirtualBox Additions are currently running. Checking for VBoxService ...running wdaemon is stopped winbindd is stopped wpa_supplicant (pid 1603) is running...
It’s because your machine is a VirtualBox virtual machine, and
The VirtualBox Additions are currently running.
By default VirtualBox guests will sync their time to the host. If you want to change this behavior, see the documentation.
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