[ntp:questions] Can or should the NTP protocol eventually serve timezone data?
kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Jun 19 22:09:40 UTC 2009
On 2009-06-19, John Hasler <john at dhh.gt.org> wrote:
> We have a standard file. Ftp will do fine as a protocol. We just need to
> agree on a standard location for the current tzdata file and its timestamp
> and recruit a distributed set of servers. The NTP pool servers would do
> nicely. The client to periodically check for new tzdata files would be
Then you have to get the OS aggregators / distributors / vendors to
agree to switch over to utilizing this new TZ data distribution system
instead of their existing package management systems.
Why are we re-inventing the wheel here?
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/
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