[CentOS] date differs permanent some 3450 sec.

Fri Mar 13 09:59:14 UTC 2009
John Doe <jdmls at yahoo.com>

From: Helmut Drodofsky <drodofsky at internet-xs.de>
> the date jumps within 30 seconds to a wrong value. ntp
> service is stopped at the beginning.
> [root at kerio ~]# ntpdate 0.centos.pool.ntp.org
> 13 Mar 07:04:48 ntpdate[23003]: step time server
> offset -3450.678273 sec

Not sure what is going on but maybe try ntpdate with -B...