[Dshield] Slightly OT: GMT

Johannes Ullrich jullrich at euclidian.com
Wed Oct 22 23:56:43 GMT 2003

> Does anyone else run such a configuration? 

on some machines. In particular DShield database and frontend machine.

> Is this a good or bad idea? 

I think its a very good idea. It makes things much simpler. In
particular for us it removed some inconsistencies ;-). All of
the machines I admin are in the same time zone. But even just getting
rid of DST is a big plus. The 'time jump' easily causes cron jobs
to be skipped. The 2-3 am timeslot is just too convinient.

> Will it create other problems? 

Not if you are consistent. It may take you a while to get used to
it. In particular scheduling the 'over night' cron jobs requires 
you to think.

> Your pros and cons please!

- consistency
- no 'DST' jumps

- if you PHB gets to see it, he may get confused.
- requires care if you are trying to coordinate events
  with the 'real world' (but may make it easier if your
  system are spread across multiple time zones anyway)

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