The following reply was made to PR bin/13578; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: dieter roelants <dieter.NetBSD@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: bin/13578 (ntpdate stuck in the 1930's)
Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:40:15 +0100
On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 10:07:16 +0000 (UTC)
> Synopsis: ntpdate stuck in the 1930's
> Feedback mail bounced, someone else will have to check (anyone can do this
> if they don't mind messing up their clock...)
Sure. I set my clock to today in 1901. Running ntpdate brought me even
further back, to Thu Jan 16, 1873. So I'd say it isn't fixed. ;)
Starting from somewhere in february 1941, ntpdate does the right thing
(2^31 seconds later than the date 1873, and also 2^31 seconds ago).
(This was on NetBSD/amd64 5.99.7, updated and built yesterday.)