On 10/03/2008, at 2:30 PM, PaulMmn wrote:

Have I overlooked something? -Can- the system values be set so that
DST changes don't suddenly >jump< from 2 > 3 or 2 > 1, but slowly
'ooze' into the change?

You have overlooked the legal issues. The hour between the shifts does not exist. While it is easy enough to jump forward by an hour without disrupting anything the reverse is not so easy. You will have the time between 1:00 AM and 2:00 AM occurring twice. Much better to shut-down and restart the system an hour later. I note that PCs/Macs handle both movements without rebooting but they are personal machines. I think servers of all types should be shut down during the shift back.

Simon Coulter.
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