Am Mon, 16 May 2011 19:29:57 -0300 schrieb Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi firstname.lastname@example.org:
Having logs in UTC avoid this. Is the task of the program that parses the log to show (if needed) the time in your current timezone.
And what if I parse the log with my own eyes without a software parser? Then I also want to see the local time without calculating the timezone by myself.
I think in a desktop system, yes. But if you are "server", users wants your timezone (from where are conected) instead of local timezone of the server. Or I am missing something?
I guess you're missing something, because on servers the timezone setting is only for the server and this is also located only at one place at a time and the timezone data is used to set the server's timestamps. The users' timezone is usually set at their clients which connect to these servers.
If the server needs to store files from different countries it should set the timezone to UTC anyway I guess.