[tz] Hard copy of TZdata2023?

Guy Harris gharris at sonic.net
Fri Oct 20 20:59:47 UTC 2023

On Oct 20, 2023, at 1:40 PM, Doug Ewell via tz <tz at iana.org> wrote:

> Alexandre Petrescu wrote:
>> Should be used when Internet is not available.
> I would guess that very few systems depend on Internet connectivity to access the current tz database. Storing it locally seems much more sensible.

Yes, many users of the tzdb use a local copy.  That's true of most if not all UN*Xes that use it (including Android and iOS); updates may be downloaded over the Internet, but little if any software goes out over the Internet every time it needs to convert between local time and UTC.  That's probably also true of applications, etc., that use the tzdb.

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