Day Light Savings time changes on March 11

Chuck Swiger cswiger at
Wed Feb 21 19:01:19 UTC 2007

On Feb 21, 2007, at 10:55 AM, DAve wrote:
> Since we are in Indiana we just had to convert all our servers to  
> DST last summer. It was a chore because we have everything from  
> FreeBSD 6.1 to Solaris Sparc 10s. I am seriously considering  
> switching all of our NOCs to GMT and calling it a done deal. I am  
> not convinced that the DST rules will not change again and playing  
> catch up with politicians is not a good use of my techs time.

I find myself in strong agreement with this position.

> I noticed Yahoo switched to GMT. Is anyone else running all their  
> servers on GMT?

Not all of them, no-- but most of them, especially anything which is  
running a database or doing logfile processes, I want to have them  
working in GMT.  Something like a mail server or fileserver, it's  
perhaps better to keep things in the local timezone to avoid  
confusing users with timestamps that are not as expected...


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