You run the
date command on Linux and find that your server is not configured for the Eastern time zone and/or the ntp daemon is not running. What should you do?
Run these commands:
sudo /etc/rc.d/init.d/ntpd start
ls -l /etc/localtime
sudo cp /etc/localtime /root/old.timezone
sudo rm /etc/localtime
ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/American/Boston /etc/localtime
sudo ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/America/New_York /etc/localtime
This solution was adapted from this external posting.