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    Automatic daylight savings time switch on Linux?

    How do I get Linux to automatically switch the time in accordance with daylight savings? Does it have to do with where /etc/localtime is linked?

    I want it to match the time in Washington D.C. (Eastern).

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    Re: Automatic daylight savings time switch on Linux?

    Originally posted by pmak0
    How do I get Linux to automatically switch the time in accordance with daylight savings?
    I use ntpd sync'd to tick.usno.navy.mil. Ntpd will slowly change the time faster or slower depending on the time change.

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    > Ntpd will slowly change the time faster or slower
    > depending on the time change.

    Do you mean it's bad, from a server's point of view, for the time to suddenly jump by one hour?

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    Originally posted by pmak0
    Do you mean it's bad, from a server's point of view, for the time to suddenly jump by one hour?
    Well if you have something like HotSanic that updates the graph once every 5 minutes, or so, yes, its bad. Anything else that is run on a frequent basis that uses time will not like you much if the clock changes suddenly.

    DST sucks anyhow.

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