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Date:      Mon, 30 Sep 1996 11:41:23 +0000 ()
From:      David Nugent <davidn@sdev.blaze.net.au>
To:        FreeBSD-questions Mailing List <questions@FreeBSD.org>
Subject:   Timezone
Message-ID:  <Pine.BSF.3.95.960930113248.1843E-100000@sdev.blaze.net.au>

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Here's a curley one.

Currently, my FreeBSD system runs without timezones, since the
CMOS clock is local time. This seems to work fine in most
respects (internally) until we start interacting with the outside
world. For example, the timezone on this email is probably +0000,
which is incorrect. And another effect is that a network
date/time ntp corrector I went to install today is also the
expected 10 hours wrong. 

Yes, I know how to install the correct timzone (just create the
link). But the problem is that since FreeBSD isn't the only OS I
run, I don't really want to have to change the CMOS time every
time I change operating systems where the CMOS is expected to be 
local time.

Is there a happy medium? Linux, for example, had no problem with
this.

I'm running FreeBSD-(almost)-current, if that helps.

Regards,
David

David Nugent, Unique Computing Pty Ltd - Melbourne, Australia
Voice +61-3-791-9547 Data/BBS +61-3-792-3507 3:632/348@fidonet
davidn@blaze.net.au http://www.blaze.net.au/~davidn




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