[SAC] Fwd: Important: Daylight Savings Time on your PEER 1 Dedicated Server

Tyler Mitchell tylermitchell at shaw.ca
Mon Mar 5 13:59:30 EST 2007

FYI ... not sure myself how this affects us.

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> From: PEER 1 Dedicated Hosting Support <donotreply at peer1.com>
> Date: March 5, 2007 5:53:50 AM PST (CA)
> Subject: Important: Daylight Savings Time on your PEER 1 Dedicated  
> Server
> Dear Valued PEER 1 Customer:
> We are alerting you to a potentially serious issue that may affect  
> your
> server in the coming month.  In August of 2005 the United States  
> Congress
> passed the Energy Policy Act, which changes the dates of both the  
> start and
> end of daylight saving time (DST). When this law goes into effect  
> in 2007,
> DST will start three weeks earlier (2:00 A.M. on the second Sunday  
> in March)
> and will end one week later (2:00 A.M. on the first Sunday in  
> November) than
> what has traditionally occurred.
> How will this affect you?
> If your server is currently set to a US time zone offset, and does  
> not have
> the appropriate time zone updates applied, the time on your server  
> will
> differ by an hour from the “real time” for three weeks in March and  
> one week
> in November.  If you process time-stamped transactions, this will  
> affect
> your logging and processing.
> What can you do about this?
> Windows 2003 and RedHat Enterprise 3 or newer servers have patches  
> available
> that will address this issue  If you are currently on one of these  
> systems
> and are subscribed to Gold or Platinum support plans, PEER1 will  
> deploy the
> necessary patches through our automated patching process. To verify  
> that the
> patch has been applied please use the appropriate tool for your  
> operating
> system (up2date for Linux, Windows Update for Windows). If you have  
> an older
> server, please follow the directions below:
> Windows 2000 and Earlier Versions:
> Windows 2000 Server and earlier versions have passed the end of  
> Mainstream
> Support and will not be receiving an automated update. All versions of
> Windows can be manually updated using the tzedit.exe utility or other
> techniques documented in Knowledge Base article 914387 and similar  
> articles
> for other countries, which is the preferred method of remediation  
> for any
> product outside of Mainstream Support. (The tzedit.exe tool allows  
> you to
> create and edit time zone entries for the Date/Time settings in the  
> Control
> Panel, especially for daylight-saving time).  It is also strongly  
> encouraged
> to update to a newer OS where possible.
> RedHat Linux Versions Earlier than Enterprise Server 2.1: RedHat  
> has ceased
> support for RedHat versions prior to Enterprise Server 2.1.  It is  
> strongly
> recommended that you update to a newer OS on your server.  If this  
> is not
> possible, and you require accurate time on your server, there are some
> community support channels that we do not support that may be able to
> provide solutions:
> http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=518752
> We hope this communication helps you maintain your server in  
> correct working
> order.  If you have any questions, please contact PEER 1 Dedicated  
> Support
> at 1.877.504.0091 in the United States, 305.717.6600 for  
> International, or
> open a ticket at https://dhsupport.peer1.com
> Sincerely,
> Your Peer 1 Dedicated Hosting Support Team
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