As fluvio himself already said somewhere in this forum (I think I’m not mistaken) another solution to that problem is to solder a battery to the alix board (or the battery support as I already did). This way the RTC retains thhe value upon reboot or powerloss…
The battery placement exists in the board, but most alix vendors don’t assemble a battery support. If you search the board manuals you would find the necessary info.
Nevertheless, this could be prevented if the network interfaces where brought up before ntp, then ntp and then any certificate dependant service (ow that the date is correctly setup. Don’t know if this is possible though.