[time-nuts] Concern over Daylight Saving Time
John Ackermann N8UR
jra at febo.com
Sat Jan 20 11:48:22 EST 2007
Didier Juges said the following on 01/20/2007 11:43 AM:
> 2) If the NTP server is set to localtime, which is not a standard time
> server configuration, then this server is only useful on the local net
> but you don't need to mess with the clients. If you have a large local
> net with disparate machines, that may be easier to manage.
> It seems you are doing 2), not that there is anything wrong with that.
> Just be careful when a guest plugs his laptop into your network, he may
> not be configured that way and will get the wrong time.
Well, one big problem with that is that you will not be able to get time
from any external NTP server because they will think you are X*3600
seconds away from the correct time. Setting system clocks to local time
can be done on a self-contained network, but on the Unix side it goes
against The way Things Are Expected To Work.
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