[Orca-dev] Re: Why does orcallator.se use local time?

Blair Zajac blair at akamai.com
Wed May 31 13:49:53 PDT 2000

There are two times recorded by orcallator.se in the output
files.  The first column is "timestamp" and this is the normal
UTC Unix epoch time since 1970.  The second is the localtime
hours, minutes, and seconds.  So I don't think you'll need
to worry about Orcallator.se.

Orca will plot the times in the local time zone however.


Bruce Johnson wrote:
> We have systems scattered through several timezones and countries.
> I've been collecting the output of orcallator.se by pulling it in from
> the central site where Orca runs.  I had to develop a scheme to take
> into account the time difference so I'd know when the date changed at
> the remote site.  This worked well until April, when our time changed
> and Israel's didn't for a few weeks.  This got me thinking, which is a
> dangerous thing:
> Why not have orcallator.se name its files based on GMT?  Then it
> doesn't matter where in the world the remote system is; if the system
> clock is accurate, the file name can be determined and the file can be
> retrieved.
> I'm planning on taking a shot to make this modification to
> orcallator.se myself.  If anyone is interested, I'll be happy to
> share.
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