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How to configure the NTP clock timezone command on a Cisco router

By Brad Reese on Tue, 04/29/08 - 3:54pm.

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Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the default time zone when configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP).

To change the time zone, issue this command:

clock timezone zone hours-offset [minutes-offset]

Here are explanations for each parameter:


This is the name of the time zone to be displayed when standard time is in effect.


This is the hours difference from UTC.


This is the (optional) minutes difference from UTC.

The system keeps the time internally in UTC and specifies a value for zone.

The system displays the time for that zone.

For more information you may wish to refer to:

clock timezone

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