[ntp:questions] TimeZone Files

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Nov 18 14:53:05 UTC 2004


At 4:41 PM +0530 2004-11-18, Raghav K wrote:

>  Is is possible to configure the NTP Client for a particular timezone.

	Nope.  NTP always works exclusively in UTC.

>  I'm aware of /etc/localtime, however this applicaiton of the NTP Client
>  if for an embedded system. I cannot afford to have all the files present
>  in /usr/share/zoneinfo. I'd ideally like to generate these files if such
>  a thing is possible.,

	Timezone is a data representation issue.  You can handle this 
through /etc/localtime or however you like, but NTP always works 
exclusively in UTC.

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