A Timezone Option for DHCP

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Authors Paul Eggert  , Eliot Lear 
Last updated 2008-03-03 (latest revision 2006-03-06)
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DHCP defines an option for a server to deliver to a client offset from UTC. This information in and of itself is not sufficient for devices to portray local time both accurately and consistently. This memo specifies a new option for both DHCPv4 and DHCPv6 to do so.


Paul Eggert (eggert@cs.ucla.edu)
Eliot Lear (lear@cisco.com)

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