[thelist] bizarre inquiry

Martin Kuplens-Ewart martin at graphicist.com
Tue Mar 13 01:31:09 CST 2001

If the info sent about system time includes the time zone, you could
theoretically use the time zone info to adjust the server time
accordingly... and also figure out the date for them too... eg: if
servertime+timezone_adjustment=>2400, date=date+1... obviously that
isn't real code. hhe...  just the ideas. :)



----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Collen" <manero at yossman.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 2:24 AM
Subject: Re: [thelist] bizarre inquiry

> On Tue, 13 Mar 2001, Guido Fuortes wrote:
> > I don't see many reason for someone to have the internal clock of
> > computer with a wrong date (when I was young, I've been using that
> > from time to time, to be able to use an expired piece of software,
> > actual OS are smarter than years ago). Does any of you can give me
> > reason to have the wrong date/hour set in the computer? I give
> > one: somebody travelling with his/her laptop from Duluth,
Minnesota, to
> > Siena, Italy, and not bothering to sinchronize the computer clock
> > local time.
> Well, for one, the person's computer could just normally drift off,
> they could intentionally set their clock ahead or back so they think
> some other time.
> You might be able to do some server-side scripting with PHP pr Perl
> figure out where the person is approximately, but that might take
> work.
> --
> Anthony Collen
> manero at yossman.com
> http://manero.org

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