[ntp:questions] Can or should the NTP protocol eventually serve timezone data?
david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Jun 17 20:19:42 UTC 2009
> 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?
There is no need for new protocols. The Olson timezone files define a
presentation layer format and session layer can be achieved using ftp
list commands, for the current repository, or you could use it on HTTP,
with If-Modified-Since, or other cache refresh options.
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