NTP for ASBRs?

Mike Hammett nanog at ics-il.net
Thu May 9 20:41:51 UTC 2019

Many systems have less than ideal separation of collection, storage, viewing, export, etc. timezones. I prefer to view in local time. I may wish to export in another. Storage in UTC to facilitate all of this makes sense. Normalizing input timezones would be nice. 

A boy can only dream... 

Mike Hammett 
Intelligent Computing Solutions 


----- Original Message -----

From: "Christopher Morrow" <morrowc.lists at gmail.com> 
To: "nanog list" <nanog at nanog.org> 
Sent: Thursday, May 9, 2019 2:16:59 PM 
Subject: Re: NTP for ASBRs? 

On Thu, May 9, 2019 at 3:12 PM Andy Smith <andy at strugglers.net> wrote: 
> Hello, 
> On Wed, May 08, 2019 at 10:27:30PM -0400, Christopher Morrow wrote: 
> > UTC is nice 
> > EST is nice 
> > PDT is nice.. 
> > 
> > pick one, deal with the eccentricities of that decision without 
> > foisting your religion on the rest of me. :) 
> Yes and no. Anything non-UTC can cause issues when working with 
> other organisations. 

"deal with the eccentricities of that decision without 
foisting your religion on the rest of me" 

I clearly mistyped: "me" at the end there with "us"... Your point is 
squarely on: Hey, you do you... when you talk to me be prepared to 
normalize my TZ and yours. 
(which may mean;: send in UTC store in ElboniaStandardTime" 

> More than once I've received logs or incident notifications from 
> suppliers without a time zone stated at all. I've then asked the 
> time zone only to be told "It's PST" when in fact the real answer 
> was PDT as the supplier was currently in DST. Others shouldn't have 
> to work this hard, epseically with DST dates being a matter of local 
> legislation, and one way of helping that to happen from the first 
> line support up is to use UTC. 
> Cheers, 
> Andy 

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