Re: Strange problem with GMT on Solaris

David Robinson (
Wed, 10 May 1995 12:44:57 +0500

>I have a strange problem on Solaris:
Which version?

>The gmtime() function on Solaris seems to return the wrong value. It is one
>hour ahead of GMT which means that all date header values in a HTTP request
>or response is one hour ahead of GMT. This is for example the case on our
> servers which certainly confuses a lot of caches!
>It is simple to test:
> time_t calendar = time(NULL);
> struct tm *gmt = gmtime(&calendar);
> strftime(buf, 40, "%a, %d %b %Y %H:%M:%S GMT", gmt);
>Has anybody else heard of this problem?

I have seen a similar problem under Solaris 2.3; gmtime would include the
hour for daylight saving time.

That problem does not exist under Solaris 2.4.

David Robinson.