Re: Will this be true tomorrow?

Craig Milo Rogers (rogers@ISI.EDU)
Wed, 9 Feb 1994 03:24:11 --100

>3. The log file is intended to assist humans trying to maintain their
> own server, and (except in the UK), all humans think in local time.
> This is particularly notable at the begin/end of each month when the
> log file is truncated by date.

1) The log file will probably be used to debug problems between
clients and servers. Given the distributed nature of the Web,
the clients and servers may be in different time zones. Using
GMT might help.

2) Big computer centers that were part of a distributed network
tended to run in GMT. Of course, big computer centers are
now mainly passe.

3) Military personnel are often taught to work in GMT.

4) Isn't Iceland also on GMT? :-)

Craig Milo Rogers