[CentOS] Strange issue with system time being off

Sun Aug 12 00:15:05 UTC 2012
Gordon Messmer <yinyang at eburg.com>

On 08/09/2012 12:33 PM, Russell Jones wrote:
> The hardware clock is configured in local time. /etc/sysconfig/clock
> is set to UTC=false and ZONE="America/Chicago".

What other settings are in that file?

The system is treating your hardware clock as if it were UTC.  Actually 
setting it to UTC is probably the easiest fix (and possibly the best one).