Opened 4 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#19655 closed defect (fixed)

Consensus Network Status Document error

Reported by: foxcraft Owned by: phoul
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Community/Tor Support Version: Tor: unspecified
Severity: Major Keywords: Tor
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I'm in the initial setup phase of setting up the Tor browser and I keep getting a warning. Warning states that my clock/date and time is off.

System: Bootable persistence USB Kali Linux

Problem: Tor will not correctly read the Consensus Network Status Document due to time error.

Tried: dpkg-reconfigure tzdata Outcome: [WARN] Our clock is 4 hours, 45 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2016-07-08 18:00:00 UTC). Tor needs an accurate clock to work correctly. Please check your time and date settings!

Ive tried this several times and even chose timezones that were outrageous like Africa and still got the same time error (4 hours, 45 min).

Tried: Two separate computers with different hardware. Outcome: Same error no affect.

Any help would be appreciated.

Child Tickets

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by isabela

Component: User Experience/Tor SupportCommunity/Tor Support

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by phoul

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed


This sounds like your system is not syncing with an NTP server.

I'd suggest looking at the Debian NTP docs (, and being sure you have this set up. The tzdata command will set your timezone, but will not make sure your system is synced with a known-good time source.

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