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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Mar 5 04:31:50 UTC 2006

Moe Trin wrote:
> On Fri, 03 Mar 2006, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.protocols.time.ntp, in article
> <4408BBA8.D0DECC63 at alum.mit.edu>, Jed Clear wrote:
>> kavsha wrote:
>>> 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 ?
> He's posting from fw-out.elbit.co.il.ser.netvision.net.il using windoze,
> but the latest tzdata file from ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/tzdata2006b.tar.gz
> has Israeli timezone data out to September 2037. The data was actually
> available in one of the tzdata2005? tarballs - sometime in March of last
> year as I recall. He's talking about "timezone.exe" which is some piece of
> windoze executable. I have no idea if gates&company is bothering to keep
> windoze up to date relating to timezone changes.

I don't see what your point is. NTP still doesn't know what a timezone
is. Belaboring the point makes no difference.

>> 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.
> Trust me - he did. Multiple times in the groups that I follow.

So why would you think that a newsgroup which doesn't deal with
timezones would make a difference?


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