Subject Re: [firebird-support] UTC Time from server
Author Ivan Cruz
Richard wrote:

>Does that mean that you *can't* get the server UTC time?
>I have had a look in Helen Borie's book (The Firebird book), but can't
>see a reference.
No!!! I mean your server don't have a UTC time. UTC time (at last
in the way I understand it) is Universal Cordinated Time and is similar
to atomic time, except by a leap second added from time to time.
The leap second is added to compesate small variations in earth

Your server have a system time, calculated from the ticks generated
by very imprecise hardware parts. To have your system time
more or less syncronized to the UTC time, you will need a SNTP
(Simple Network Time Protocol) client.