a) what do others think what time in UTC is at time of writing
b) read your host clock in your native time zone
c) calculate your host time to utc
d) check Whonix-Gateway clock (UTC by default)
Now, a should equal c should equal d.
(No time zone changes required on your host for VirtualBox users. No such issue reported in a while.)
Timesync won’t work if clock is too much off, because timesync is done over Tor.
There is probably no bug. Time in Whonix VMs is to UTC on purpose.
Whonix’s build script is doing.
[code] ## Set system clock of VM to UTC.
When VirtualBox starts it looks up date and time of the host, i.e. “JAN 15 2012 00:00:00”
and sets the VM clock to that date and time. The following option translates the date
and time to UTC, thus hiding the hosts timezone from the guest.
sudo -u “$user_name” VBoxManage modifyvm “$VMNAME” --rtcuseutc on[/code]
My guess is, that VMware sets the VM to your host’s time zone. This is bad. Can you figure out how to set your VM clock to UTC?