DHCP Time Zone and Daylight Saving time

Peter Albrecht peter.albrecht at novell.com
Wed Sep 6 15:13:20 UTC 2006

Hi Armando,

> Do you know how to send the Time Zone and how to configure the DHCP to 
> send the right hour to the host PC??
> Do you know how to make the change in th DHCP of the time zone between 
> daylight saving time (summer time) and Standard time??

Are you looking for setting the correct time on the clients? What about:

option ntp-servers ip-address [, ip-address...  ];

          This  option  specifies  a  list  of  IP  addresses indicating NTP 
          (RFC 1035) servers available to the client. Servers should be listed 
          in order of preference.

See "man dhcp-options". The clients should get the correct time from the NTP 
server. Maybe in a client script which fetches the current time once during 



Peter Albrecht, Novell Training Services, peter.albrecht at novell.com

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