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Times Displayed Incorrectly

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I'm running wu-ftpd on CentOS 4.x (see how to build on FC2 which works on CentOS 4.x). When I display file times through the ftp server, they are wrong. The >>FAQ on the subject doesn't help me.


On my system, there was no TZ environment variable set. wu-ftpd seemed to be reading the times on disk and displaying them in UTC instead of my local timezone.

The solution was to doctor the environment inherited by wu-ftpd from xinetd by modifying the file /etc/xinetd.d/wu-ftpd (see the env line):

# description: The wu-ftpd FTP server serves FTP connections. It uses 
#       normal, unencrypted usernames and passwords for authentication.
service ftp
        disable                 = no
        socket_type             = stream
        wait                    = no
        user                    = root
        server                  = /usr/sbin/in.ftpd
        server_args             = -l -a
        log_on_success          += DURATION
        nice                    = 10
        env                     = TZ='EST5EDT'
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