NTP for ASBRs?

Bryan Holloway bryan at shout.net
Thu May 9 00:47:56 UTC 2019

On 5/8/19 6:54 PM, Scott Weeks wrote:
> --- bryan at shout.net wrote:
> From: Bryan Holloway <bryan at shout.net>
> On 5/8/19 4:00 PM, Scott Weeks wrote:
>> --- job at ntt.net wrote:
>> From: Job Snijders <job at ntt.net>
>> on this topic, i strongly recommend to operate all
>> devices in the Etc/UTC timezone, this makes
>> coordination with external entities much easier.
>> ----------------------------------------
>> Yes, this!  Holy crap I come upon a lot of networks
>> that don't do this and it's always painful.
> Now if only we could get rid of Daylight Saving Time ...
> ------------------------------------------
> Luckily, Hawaii doesn't have that problem...
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_in_the_United_States#Hawaii
> But, that's the thing.  One time.  No trying to figure
> out who does DST and who doesn't.

100% true. But there is also a practical side to this ...

When a NOC-ling, in their own local timezone, says, "hey, what happened 
two hours ago?", they have to make a calculation. And that calculation 
annoyingly depends on the time of year in many if not most locales 
worldwide. And to make matters worse, some folks change at different 
times of the year, so, if you're a global network ............

Hawai'i and Arizona can add/subtract without looking at the damn 
calendar. I'm just sayin' I'd like to see more of that.

More information about the NANOG mailing list