Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Sun Mar 1 00:12:06 PST 2009

On Saturday 28 February 2009 16:50:11 Jon Radel wrote:
> Monty Pyth wrote:
> > Does anyone know what file Apache checks to get the time zone offset for
> > httpd-access.log?
> >
> > - frank [10/Oct/2000:13:55:36 -0500] "GET /apache_pb.gif
> > HTTP/1.0" 200 2326 "http://www.example.com/start.html" "Mozilla/4.08 [en]
> > (Win98; I ;Nav)"
> >
> > Where does Apache get the -0500 from? I know many people say the system
> > clock, but what file is it checking for that?
> Why must it be getting it from a file?  See, for example,
> man 2 gettimeofday
> which is a call in the standard C library that returns the time in GMT
> *and* the time zone the system clock is set to.

It's still a file....../etc/localtime. Yes, gettimeofday gets it from there, 
See the Note:
	timezone is no longer used; this information is kept outside the

Also see, tzsetup(8), specifically the FILES and BUGS section.

Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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