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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Jun 19 19:14:28 UTC 2009

Rod Dorman wrote:
> In article <qu-dnfrtdPK6Z6fXnZ2dnUVZ_hydnZ2d at giganews.com>,
> Richard B. Gilbert <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> wrote:
>>  ...
>> Kludging local timezone conversions into the NTP protocol somehow would 
>> be a nightmare if you could persuade anyone to do it!  24 or more 
>> timezones  ...
> Don't forget that there are places like Newfoundland that don't have a
> nice round number of hours offset.

That's one of the possibilities that led me to say "24 or more".  I 
don't believe that it's the only one!

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