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

John Hasler john at dhh.gt.org
Sat Jun 20 17:35:48 UTC 2009

I wrote:
> I'm just proposing that the file be made available at a standard location
> on a well-known set of distributed servers.

Jim Pennino writes:
> For what kind of system?


> While the zoneinfo database, also known as the Olson database, is
> probably the most common, it is hardly the only system used.

The Olson database is the only one it makes sense to distribute.

> The information in general has been freely available for years.

But only in an ad-hoc fashion.
John Hasler 
john at dhh.gt.org
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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