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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Jun 17 20:47:12 UTC 2009

Rob wrote:
> 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.

I have a couple of "radio controlled" digital clocks and a wrist watch 
that do it automagically.  The VLF broadcast from WWVB provides the 
necessary info.

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