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

jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com
Sun Jun 21 15:45:01 UTC 2009


David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> 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?
>> 

HP-UX uses tztab, which is a file format developed by HP.

http://www.informatik.uni-frankfurt.de/doc/man/hpux/tztab.4.html

While HP's system functions overall like most others, the data isn't
Olson.
 

-- 
Jim Pennino

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