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Re: How to set time.

Your Tor client will tell you that you have a time set that is too far off what it should be.  It will report this in minutes.
Read that line and adjust your time by X minutes.

On Wed, Jul 22, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Niels Elgaard Larsen <elgaard@xxxxxxx> wrote:
How do you set the system time anonymiously?

I am interested because we make the Polippix live CD. But there could be other circumstances, in which you just do not know the time.

When booting from a live-cd, the time is often wrong, because the hardware clock is off or because the timezone for the hardware clock is unknown (ufortunately not everyone use UTC).

TOR does not work until the time is set correctly. (after TOR is running NTP will not work as it uses UDP, but it would be possible to use some TCP service)

I would prefer to not start each session with making a cleartext time sync, as it opens for denial of service attacks and makes it easier to spot TOR-users.

How about getting the time from TOR nodes, maybe just to figure out the timezone (i,e., change the clock a multiple number of hours)?