I'm running Tor on a VPS and the service provider is not co-operating. I am using the command line and not the Vidalia bundle, and I have a problem with time synchronization. I have given the right time to both "date" & "hwclock". Here's the output of my server in United States, Nevada, Las Vegas::
$ hwclock && date Mon 04 Nov 2013 11:25:28 AM PST -1.041996 seconds Mon Nov 4 11:25:27 PST 2013
What Tor prints is this:
Nov 04 11:22:14.371 [notice] Tor v0.2.3.25 (git-3fed5eb096d2d187) running on Linux. Nov 04 11:22:14.372 [notice] Tor can't help you if you use it wrong! Learn how to be safe at https://www.torproject.org/download/download#warning Nov 04 11:22:14.372 [notice] Read configuration file "/etc/tor/torrc". Nov 04 11:22:14.375 [notice] Initialized libevent version 2.0.19-stable using method epoll (with changelist). Good. Nov 04 11:22:14.375 [notice] Opening Socks listener on 127.0.0.1:9050 Nov 04 11:22:14.000 [notice] Parsing GEOIP file /usr/share/tor/geoip. Nov 04 11:22:14.000 [warn] You are running Tor as root. You don't need to, and you probably shouldn't. Nov 04 11:22:14.000 [notice] This version of OpenSSL has a known-good EVP counter-mode implementation. Using it. Nov 04 11:22:14.000 [notice] OpenSSL OpenSSL 1.0.1e 11 Feb 2013 looks like version 0.9.8m or later; I will try SSL_OP to enable renegotiation Nov 04 11:22:14.000 [notice] Reloaded microdescriptor cache. Found 0 descriptors. **Nov 04 11:22:14.000 [warn] Our clock is 15 hours, 37 minutes behind the time published in the consensus network status document (2013-11-05 11:00:00 GMT). Tor needs an accurate clock to work correctly. Please check your time and date settings!** Nov 04 11:22:14.000 [notice] I learned some more directory information, but not enough to build a circuit: We have no recent usable consensus. Nov 04 11:22:15.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 5%: Connecting to directory server. Nov 04 11:22:15.000 [notice] Heartbeat: Tor's uptime is 0:00 hours, with 1 circuits open. I've sent 0 kB and received 0 kB. Nov 04 11:22:16.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 10%: Finishing handshake with directory server. Nov 04 11:22:16.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 15%: Establishing an encrypted directory connection. Nov 04 11:22:16.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 20%: Asking for networkstatus consensus. Nov 04 11:22:16.000 [notice] Bootstrapped 25%: Loading networkstatus consensus.
What can I do with my Virtual Machine time to fix Tor?