Opened 22 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#23677 new defect

Tor should log what it thinks the time is sometime(s) — at Initial Version

Reported by: pastly Owned by:
Priority: Medium Milestone: Tor: unspecified
Component: Core Tor/Tor Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords: bootstrap, clock-skew, ux, 034-triage-20180328, 034-removed-20180328
Cc: catalyst, brade, mcs Actual Points:
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Description

Many issues come from incorrect time/date/timezone settings. And not all the time does Tor log about how it believes the user's clock is wrong but X hours and Y minutes.

For many linux/macos users we can ask them to tell us the output of date -u as a huge troubleshooting help. But not everyone is capable of that. A maybe shouldn't be expected to be.

Two ideas:

  1. Log what Tor thinks the UTC time, local time, and configured timezone are at startup once
  1. Log periodically (say, every HeartbeatPeriod) what Tor thinks[... all the above ...]

Bonus idea:

Can we put the timezone in the log line's time stamp? Would that be enough? Is that dangerous for users? Do we make promises about parse-ability that we'd be breaking?

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