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

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Wed Jun 17 21:12:10 UTC 2009

Richard B. Gilbert wrote:

> You don't need to extend NTP to do this.  Just put the file with the 
> timezone data on an FTP server and tell us where it is.  Maybe a few 

Already done.

> dozen servers would be better.  I think there is even a "standard" way 
> of expressing when ST/DST changes occurred for every year back to 1970 
> and a file with the data.

Already done, except that it can go back much further than 1970.  There 
are some rules for pre-railway time.


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