[olug] The Daylight Savings Time (US and Canada) Glitch

Sean Kelly smkelly at zombie.org
Tue Feb 20 20:24:03 UTC 2007

On Tue, Feb 20, 2007 at 10:26:04AM -0800, Joe Gulizia wrote:
> Will the The Daylight Savings Time (US and Canada)
> Glitch affect Linux users OR just those M$ people? 
> What abiout Mac?

It impacts virtually every platform that supports automatic adjustment for
daylight savings time. This includes Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, Windows, Mac OS
9, Mac OS X, Java (yes), Oracle, and more. While it isn't too big of a deal
(outside of the trainwreck that is Exchange), it is definitely something to
be aware of and to be ensuring that you're ready for.

Some links:
IBM's page: http://www.ibm.com/support/alerts/operatingsystem/us/
HP's page: http://h10072.www1.hp.com/dst/index.htm
Microsoft's page: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst
IBM's page on Linux (RHEL/SuSE on x86): http://www-1.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=0&q1=T1010301&uid=isg3T1010301&loc=en_US&cs=utf-8&cc=us&lang=en
Sun's Java page: http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Intl/USDST/

If you have to deal with Exchange, I feel for you and for your own sanity
will not provide all 47 links you should be tracking.

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