[OpenAFS] Daylights savings and Timestamps

David Sonenberg dsonenberg@strozllc.com
Sun, 09 Apr 2006 12:00:00 -0400

The clients are running Windows 2000 and XP, running openafs 1.4.0.

Jeffrey Altman wrote:
> David Sonenberg wrote:
>> Users in my office have been complaining about the following situation:
>>  After daylight savings went started they say the files create times
>> from before the switch got push forward an hour.  Now I did nothing on
>> the server for the time change.
>> /etc/localtime is a symbolic link to /usr/share/zoneinfo/US/Eastern
>> It's running on Slackware 9.0 with openafs 1.2.13.
>> Is this a know issue, or expected behavior?  My company is in the
>> business of computer forensics so it is important that we know what to
>> expect from the filesystem.
> What OS are your users on and with what version of OpenAFS?
> If they are on Microsoft Windows, note that Windows reports
> times in NTFS and AFS as offsets from GMT.  When you go from -5
> to -4 the reported localtime will change, that's because you are
> in a new time zone.
> Jeffrey Altman

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