[ntp:questions] Can or should the NTP protocol eventually serve timezone data?

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Joe wrote:
> Timezone data is fairly dynamic. It makes sense to have
>  some form of network service to update timezone data.
> Does anyone know if there have been any proposals about
>  a standardized timezone update protocol, or reasons
>  why there should not be one? Since NTP is well established,
>  maybe it could be expanded to include timezone data?

What kind of Time Zone Data?

 Data that reflects what time zone the NTP server thinks it is in?

  The Daytime Protocol (RFC-867) provides DST info
   If you were to query a NIST server,
    they provide that as well as NTP
     e.g. time-c.timefreq.bldrdoc.gov

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