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Mark Earle wa2mct at mearle.com
Fri Mar 30 15:08:41 UTC 2007


M J wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Robert Bruninga <bruninga at usna.edu>
> I cannot answer that directly, but one thing for sure is that NO program should be logging packets to file WITHOUT ASSIGNING A TIME-OF-RECEIPT time stamp.
> 
> This makes sense to me.
> Is there a standard format to follow when logging a time-of-receipt to a text file?  I'm having difficulty finding it and could use a push in the right direction.  Thank you!  MJ
> 
I don't think there is a standard, but this is what I like to use:

20070330090800

This sorts nicely. YYYYMMDDHHMMSS   and is always UTC.

If you want local, add or subtract as necessary to get local. By logging 
in UTC there's never a doubt as to what day is DST change, what Time 
Zone the PC clock is set to, etc.


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