Day Light Savings time changes on March 11

Duane Hill d.hill at
Wed Feb 21 19:41:50 UTC 2007

On Wed, 21 Feb 2007, DAve wrote:

> Mikel King wrote:
>> Just curious what is that status of this issue with the current version of 
>> FreeBSD? I am betting that it has already been taken care of ages ago, in 
>> which case I am curious how far back that might have been?
>> Thanks,
>> Mikel
> I believe that was fairly recently decided, last six months sticks in my 
> head. I'm probably wrong.
> 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 noticed Yahoo switched to GMT. Is anyone else running all their servers on 
> GMT?

We are all GMT here on over 18 servers. Of them, five are FreeBSD. I have 
been running everything I touch in GMT for over eight years now. Once you 
get the hang of the mental conversion for your zone, it becomes second 

> -- 
> Three years now I've asked Google why they don't have a
> logo change for Memorial Day. Why do they choose to do logos
> for other non-international holidays, but nothing for
> Veterans?
> Maybe they forgot who made that choice possible.
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