[ntp:questions] Wrong Paris time

unruh unruh at invalid.ca
Mon Jul 29 12:58:44 UTC 2013


On 2013-07-29, David Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid> wrote:
> On 29/07/2013 00:08, unruh wrote:
> []
>> You tell us nothing except the time is wrong.
>> What operating system are you using?
>> As stated ntp has nothing to do with time zones. It sets the local clock
>> to UTC. Under bsd/linux, all trhaslations to local times (including time
>> zones) are done by the OS, using the information in /etc/localtime
>> (which is one of the files from /usr/share/zoneinfo). Under Windows I
>> have no idea, nor under MacOS ( although it may be similar to linux)
>
> Windows also works internally in UTC.  What is presented to the user 

I believe it depends on which windows. Perhaps later ones can be set up
to use utc as system time. Ealier versions were on local time. 

> depends on the Control Panel settings which the user has chosen.  If 
> Paris shows a different time to Berlin, the user needs to address the 
> software element which is controlling that.  I don't believe that 
> out-of-the-box Windows would have such a glaring error.



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