[ntp:questions] Re: Changing the Daylight saving time start end end dates

Jed Clear clear at alum.mit.edu
Fri Mar 3 21:56:56 UTC 2006

kavsha wrote:
> Hello. If i use the timezone.exe utility to change the start and end
> date of the daylight saving time configuration (because in my country
> those dates changes every year), Do i need to restart the
> server/desktop or to open again the "time zone" tab in the "Date and
> Time properties" window in order that the new values will be loaded ?
> And is there a way of changing the DST in UNIX systems without
> rebooting the system ?

While I agree with Danny that you're asking in the wrong place, I really hate to
see someone reboot a UNIX box unnecessarily.  So here's a hint for your last
question.  The UNIX *kernel* keeps GMT and doesn't care about local or DST.

And since the mechanics of time zones varies subtly for the different flavors of
UNIX, BSD and Linux, you really are better off asking in a newsgroup specific to
your OS.


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