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

John Hasler john at dhh.gt.org
Sat Jun 20 16:21:20 UTC 2009

I wrote:
> I don't know of any distribution that provides an easy way
>  arrange for automatic updates of a single file.

Null writes:
> Why would rsync not work?

It would work fine but it seems like overkill and is not universally

> ...or a cron task for wget crontab /tasks.crontab @monthly wget
> 'ftp://ftp.eu.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/distfiles/DateTime-TimeZone*.tar.gz'

Whatever works.  I'm just proposing that the file be made available at a
standard location on a well-known set of distributed servers.
John Hasler 
john at dhh.gt.org
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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