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

David Woolley david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid
Sun Jun 21 08:03:40 UTC 2009

jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
> David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
>> jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com wrote:
>>> What about all the systems that don't use Olson?
>> I'm only aware of one that doesn't require the system administrator to 
>> manually configure for any zone that that doesn't match the (historic) 
>> US rules, and that is the Windows NT family.
> HP-UX to name just one mainstream OS doesn't use Olson.

I'm not familiar with HP-UX, but SCO OpenServer doesn't, however SCO 
OpenServer falls into my other category, than in which the rules for the 
local timezone have to be entered by the system administrator.  Are you 
saying that HP-UX has centrally distributed rule sets?

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