Fw: Time Synchronisation

Mike.Molnar at sita.int Mike.Molnar at sita.int
Tue Jun 6 13:47:25 GMT 2000

Thank you very much, it was the setting on the RS6000.  Whoever originally setup
our box didn't specify the BST time offset correctly.  The system was reading

Thanks to everyone that contributed to solving a simple and obvious error !!!!



>From "John Ryan" <jryan at kgv.edu.hk> on 6 June 2000 13:06:36
To : Mike Molnar
Subject : Fw: Time Synchronisation

This guy's got some good info.  Probably meant more for you than me.  Hong
Kong doesn't have daylight saving, so I don't have this problem.


----- Original Message -----
From: Mac <dmccann at nibsc.ac.uk>
To: <jryan at kgv.edu.hk>
Cc: <samba at samba.org>
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2000 7:01 PM
Subject: Re: Time Synchronisation

> Hi all,
> >Just had another thought after I sent this.  From what you said, I am
> >assuming that the timestamp is 1 hour earlier than the real/windows time.
> >You also said the UNIX box is set to BST.  Is BST something like British
> >Standard Time?  If so, your UNIX box is the one that needs to be adjusted
> >for daylight savings.  My earlier comment of checking the output of net
> >may show this.  Timezones on UNIX are always a bit confusing, look at the
> >manpages about TIMEZONE.
> >
> This need correcting immediately.
> BST = British Summer Time   (NOT 'Standard' time).
> the normal timezone in the UK is GMT (Greenwich Mean Time, the "base"
> time for all timezones).  BST is GMT+1 and applies between the last Sunday
> in March and the last Sunday in October (01:00 GMT in both cases).  (EU
> Seventh Directive 94/21/EC defines these dates in all member states)
> Your timezone variable should read:-
> TZ=GMT0BST-1,M3.5.0/1,M10.5.0/2
> (the reason that there's a '2' at the end is because the time to switch
> out of the alternate timezone is based on the time in the alternate
> timezone, not the normal timezone) (the reason it says 'BST-1' is just
> the oddness of the way UNIX denotes timezones.  BST _is_ ahead of GMT).
> Hope this helps
> (BTW, is the TZ variable correct in the environment that the Samba
> Daemon runs in?)
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