[ntp:questions] Re: OT: zone source file syntax

Ben Fitzgerald bmf1DELETE at ukonline.co.uk
Tue Aug 9 12:01:44 UTC 2005


On 09 Aug 2005 11:06:02 GMT, Ben Fitzgerald <bmf1DELETE at ukonline.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 09 Aug 2005 11:57:56 +0200, mike
><michael.no.spam.cook at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>>    Unix expects to have its clock running UTC (aka GMT) so the rules are 
>> ok. The library calls do the add/subtract/do-nothing as required.
>
> hi mike,
>
> I am sure the rules are ok. I just don't understand them! The first says
> add an hour, then the second says add 0? But the clocks go back in
> winter. Can you please explain this rule:

okay - I now get it. sorry for being slow on the uptake. the first rule
states add an hour to UTC because we are in BST. The second is add nothing
to UTC because we are in GMT. This is used to format the localtime.

thanks for the replies.

ben.

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