Samir Parikh / Blog

Originally published on 29 December 2018

When creating the initial user for my FreeBSD VM on Azure, I noticed that the system's time and timezone were incorrect. I prefer to keep my servers set to UTC so as not having to muck about with daylight savings.

On FreeBSD, the easiest way to do this is just run tzsetup(8):

$ sudo tzsetup
$ date
Mon Dec 24 21:29:52 UTC 2018