[Dshield] Slightly OT: GMT

Bruyere, Michel mbruyere at ezemcanada.com
Wed Oct 22 18:11:26 GMT 2003


Hi, 
		Just by reading your post I have 1 thing that comes to
mind... if you're using MS win2k with AD then you may experience problems
with user logons as the time is now active part in the logon process....

It's just a "first" idea thrown away ;)


My 0.02$ 


M.Bruyere


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jon R. Kibler [mailto:Jon.Kibler at aset.com]
> Sent: mercredi 22 octobre 2003 13:22
> To: list at dshield.org
> Subject: [Dshield] Slightly OT: GMT
> 
> Greetings:
> 
> We operate servers in several different time zones. To lessen the
confusion
> about 'what time is it on system x?', we are considering changing
> everything that is not an end-user workstation (servers, routers, etc.) to
> use GMT -- just set the local time zone to "GMT."
> 
> We believe that this will:
>   - simplify the consolidation of logs,
>   - eliminate confusion about update timestamps,
>   - simplify figuring out when a failure occurred (esp. when we paged in
> the middle of the night),
>   - we won't have to worry about fixing time zones when submitting to
> DShield,
>   - we won't have to maintain a bunch of separate jumpstart configurations
> for otherwise identical systems just because of time zone, and
>   - hopefully solve a whole range of other 'time problems.'
> Oh yeah, and the issue coming up in about a week -- we won't have to worry
> about DST (summer time) anymore. However, we are not sure whether fixing
> one set of problems will create an entire new set.
> 
> Does anyone else run such a configuration?
> 
> Is this a good or bad idea?
> 
> Will it create other problems?
> 
> Your pros and cons please!
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> Jon R. Kibler
> Chief Technical Officer
> A.S.E.T., Inc.
> Charleston, SC  USA
> (843) 849-8214
> 
> 
> 
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