I’m a stickler about having the right time on all my machines. I usually use ntp but rdate is included with openwrt so that’s what I use on my router. The first thing I needed to set was the time zone. This is done via the environment variable TZ. I put the following in /etc/profile:
I like to have my time updated each day so I added the following to my crontab:
0 0 * * * /usr/sbin/rdate 126.96.36.199
Finally, I had to enable crond so I created /etc/init.d/S51crond which contains:
#!/bin/sh # start crond /usr/sbin/crond -c /etc/spool/cron/crontabs
Having the spool directory under etc preserves changes over reboots.