[ntp:questions] Re: NTP and daylight saving

David J Taylor david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Oct 31 19:09:20 UTC 2003


"Phil Brady" <p.r.brady at nospam.bangor.ac.uk> wrote in message
news:3FA2AB58.1020908 at nospam.bangor.ac.uk...
> I'd like to ask you people a really simple question - all the FAQ's I
> find seem to skip this really basic question.   I'm asking because a
> piece of radio kit failed to change clock last weekend.
>
> Am I right in thinking that an NTP service will only deliver UTC (in
> secs since 1/1/1900) and no other time information?  Hence the other
> bits of the jigsaw to compute local time ie the offset from GMT (+1 hour
> for Paris etc) and any daylight saving adjustments are a local
> responsibility of the client without any hints given by NTP ?

I believe you are correct, Phil.

David





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