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

Todd Glassey CISM CIFI tglassey at earthlink.net
Wed Jun 17 17:27:40 UTC 2009


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?
>   
I submitted this as a discovery protocol addition about 5 years ago and 
it was squashed but I think the NEA people picked up some of this. FWIW  
there should probably be something in DHCP and DNSSEC as well for it.

Todd Glassey
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