I T E C    N E W S L E T T E R             Vol 4  No 4                                        March 25, 1996         1.0  Chipcom/3Com software  2.0  Digital UNIX Sytstems Date/Time Problems - Leap Year  1.0  Chipcom/3Com software       We have recently received the following Chipcom/3Com software for       distribution.       1.  OnDemand NCS v3.20 - Chipcom's Intelligent Switching Hub           Management application       2.  Galactica Network Switching Hub v4.0 upgrade diskettes       3.  Galactica Network Switching Hub v3.02 diskettes       4.  Oncore Switching System Distributed Management Module v2.2           upgrade diskettes (6000M-MGT)       5.  Oncore Switching System Distributed Management Module v2.2           upgrade diskettes (6106M-MGT)       6.  OnLine Ethernet Management Module v4.30 upgrade diskette           (5101M-MGT)       7.  OnDemand NCS for Windows (Chameleon v4.01) diskettes       8.  Terminal Server Ethernet Bridge module:                 1.  (5102B-EE) v2.13 diskette                 2.  Server download software v2.10 - QIC24, TK50, MT1600       Any questions, please contact scsys@itec.suny.edu.  2.0  Digital UNIX Sytstems Date/Time Problems - Leap Year       PROBLEM:       Recently Digital Equipment Corporation discovered a time-keeping       problem in Digital UNIX with respect to leap year recognition.         1.  The date command rejects February 29, 1996 (or any other leap             year) as a valid date.         2.  When the system time is changed with the date command to any             date in March of a leap year and then rebooted, the system              clock loses one day.       IMPACT:       Reboots during the month of March cause the loss of a day.       If a machine without the ECO/patches identified below being       installed, is not rebooted during the month of March, the problem       will not be seen.       WORKAROUND:       1.  Boot the system to single-user mode, set the date and time, and           then continue the boot process to multi-user mode.  This could            be done each time the system is started up or rebooted if it            is not possible to install the available ECO/patches.       2.  A workaround for the date command not accepting the 29th would           be to set the date to the 1st of March and reboot if it is not           possible to install the available ECO/patches.       Digital has corrected this problem and provided ECO kits containing       new binaries.       A set of ECO's/patches, identified as CLOCK_DUNIX1032d, are       available on the Internet and we strongly recommend that you obtain       the ECO and install it as soon as possible.       From FTP, search the following directory tree:       ftp://ftp.service.digital.com/public/osf       From the Worldwide Web Service:       http://www.service.digital.com       Please refer to the applicable README notes information prior to the       installation of the remedial solutions on your system       The previous listed kits can be obtained through your normal       Digital support channels.       We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you.       Sincrely,       Digital Equipment Corporation                                                                            Editor:  Betty Spencer                                                scacad@itec.suny.edu                ITEC's General Office            716/878-4611                  Director's Office         716/878-4206                  Operations                716/878-5122                  After hours               716/878-6642                  FAX                       716/878-4235                  web page                  http://www.itec.suny.edu

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