[CentOS] using true UTC timezone everywhere

Morten Torstensen morten at mortent.org
Sat Mar 10 13:12:58 UTC 2007

Florin Andrei wrote:
> Just Web servers, app servers, things like that. The data that's served 
> by those machines is not dependent on the time zone.

All times in unix styles systems should be in UTC/GMT. Timezone is just 
used for displaying the local time. Applications should always use 
UTC/GMT internally, like database system transaction logs etc. Changing 
timezone should be transparent and should not affect the system at all.

That is the way it is supposed to be anyway :)


//Morten Torstensen
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