[ntp:questions] Re: Time Server with programmable offset

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Feb 21 18:27:40 UTC 2006

Maarten Wiltink wrote:

> "Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote in message
> news:Dpydnbd14dzX02beRVn-tQ at comcast.com...
> [...]
>>Why do you want an offset?  What problem are you trying to solve?
>>I don't know of any such timeservers and I have to wonder why anybody
>>would want one!   I mean why go to all the trouble of getting the
>>correct time and then munging so it's incorrect?
> Oh, just guessing... to display local time?
> Groetjes,
> Maarten Wiltink

Well, it's certainly a round about way of asking for it.  And if he's 
having trouble finding such a thing I'm not sure we can help.  I can't, 
offhand, think of an O/S that doesn't support a clock in UTC and display 
  of the time in the user's local time zone.  Unix, Linux, VMS, and 
Windows all have the capability.  I don't know for certain about OS 400, 

MVS, or any of the many other systems I've had no contact with for many 
years but I suspect that they also have the capability.

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