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Current Network Time GMT?

I was browsing through the system control center and noticed that the Current Network Time is +8 hrs (which I'm guessing is GMT time zone) from my actual time here on the West Coast (PST)

 

I took this screen shot just a few minutes ago, at 8:40pm PST, with today being January 22nd (my actual time/date) but as you can see, the timestamp (cirecled in red) shows the time being some 8 hours ahead...

 

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Just curious as to why this is and why the 'local' time zones are not used?

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Re: Current Network Time GMT?

Because that is the time that is saved in all diagnostics data... If every modem reported the actual local time, it would make it difficult for engineering to diagnose events through out the network.  So everything is in GMT, to make tracking hundreds of thousands of pieces of equipment and their logs easier.

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Re: Current Network Time GMT?

Because that is the time that is saved in all diagnostics data... If every modem reported the actual local time, it would make it difficult for engineering to diagnose events through out the network.  So everything is in GMT, to make tracking hundreds of thousands of pieces of equipment and their logs easier.

Advanced Tutor

Re: Current Network Time GMT?

Thanks @C0RR0SIVE

I learn something new every day Smiley Happy