[time-nuts] DST with TrueTime NTS-100

Joseph Gray jgray at zianet.com
Thu Apr 12 18:33:04 EDT 2007


I've used several pieces of network hardware that almost got this right. 
They allowed you to enter start and end dates, but only by calendar date. 
You couldn't say 2nd Sun or such. That made the feature useless. I wonder 
why they bothered?

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jason Rabel" <jason at extremeoverclocking.com>
To: "'Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement'" 
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Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2007 11:53 AM
Subject: [time-nuts] DST with TrueTime NTS-100


>I know this is a little late, but I was impressed at how my old NTS-100
> handles daylight savings.
>
> Instead of them hard-coding dates for the time zones (like so many devices
> and operating systems do), when you enable DST it gives you the option to
> choose the starting & ending times...
>
> Ex: 2nd Sun in Mar @ 2am --- 1st Sun in Nov @ 2am
>
> Kind of made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
>
> Now why couldn't everyone do something like that? Even if it was an 
> advanced
> option or something?
>
>
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