Will named be affected by changes to daylight savings rules in my location?
- Updated on 24 Jan 2017
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Usually no, as it is most common for machines to keep track of time using UTC and apply adjustments to display in local time according to OS-specific configuration rules.
For most OS's this change just means that you need to update the conversion rules from UTC to local time. On Unix and Unix-derived systems this normally involves updating a file in /etc (which sets the default timezone for the machine) and possibly a directory which has all the conversion rules for the world (e.g. /usr/share/zoneinfo). When updating the OS do not forget to update any chroot areas as well if you are running BIND in a chrooted environment. See your OS's documentation for more details.
The local timezone conversion rules can also be done on a
individual basis by setting the TZ environment variable appropriately.
See your OS's documentation for more details.
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