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

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Tue Jun 23 15:04:16 UTC 2009

Rob wrote:
> jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com <jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com> wrote:
>> John Hasler <john at dhh.gt.org> wrote:
>>> Jim Pennino writes:
>>>> If you limit the problem to Olson, the problem was solved years ago at:
>>>> ftp://elsie.nci.nih.gov/pub/
>>> Until they have a budget cut, a server reorganization, decide the traffic
>>> is excessive, or just get bored.
>> You are still ignoring the fact that all the real OS vendors provide
>> patches.
> 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.

And you are ignoring the fact that NTP does not care about local time.
That's a local O/S problem.


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