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

Rob nomail at example.com
Wed Jun 17 20:34:49 UTC 2009


Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
> I believe that the O/S vendors supply a file with timezone data.  If you 
> have support, you can even get updates from the vendor.  Since I can't 
> afford support (I'm retired and a hobbyist) I have to do it by hand.

As Jan Ceuleers also pointed out, the problem is not at all limited
to operating systems.  Any device that obtains time using NTP and wants
to display it in local time needs the info.
This could just as well be a digital clock.




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