[JDEV] Message timestamping and route tracking

Daniel Arbuckle djarb at wvc-omak.ctc.edu
Tue Oct 5 08:31:51 CDT 1999

Make tz optional. If it's not there, no problem. Also, tz should be
formatted as a number of hourse to add or subtract from GMT rather than by
name or something.

What this adds is the ability to know the local time when the message
passed through each server. For relaying servers, this isn't valuable
information; for the sender's and receiver's home servers, it is.

What would be the point of adding geographic information? This is all
about time, and an offset from GMT is the simplest universal way of
declaring a time.


On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Benjamin Holzman wrote:

> Daniel Arbuckle wrote:
> >
> > I like that. Add a tz attribute (timezone) and I think we've hit the
> > jackpot.
> > 
> If you add a timezone, you force every application which wants to use
> the timestamps to do a timezone conversion.  I don't see what
> information it adds, as well.  If you actually wanted to record the
> geographic location of a transport, it should probably be done
> explicitly.
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