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

jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com
Sat Jun 20 16:00:02 UTC 2009


Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:
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>> ... and, what do all those millions of embedded systems
>>  do now to get time zone data?
> 
> They don't.  DST support is usually hardwired, manually configured
> or nonexistent.
> The user has to set the clock himself twice a year or at best has
> to manually enter the start- and end moments.
> Or worst, live with incorrect changeover dates (hardwired to US standard).

Newer stuff tends to run a version of Linux or FreeBSD and you get updates
as patches from the maker.

The Axis Communications video encoders and cameras are all that way.


-- 
Jim Pennino

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