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

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Sun Jun 21 11:03:54 UTC 2009


Rob wrote:

> And you keep ingnoring the fact that timezone info is not just about
> OS vendors.  NTP is a protcol that can be used by anything that wants
> to keep correct time, not only by a computer system running a commercial
> OS.

This is "localisation" and the TZ*  element is only one small part
of localisation.

Now you want to fix updating this subproblem via parasitic payloading
an essentially unconnected service
thus _bypassing_ the update mechanisms of most major OS distributions.

This is a BadIdea(TM) ( imho and all that jazz ).

uwe




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