Time zone of the FTP server.

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Subject: Time zone of the FTP server.
Posted by:  Marcel Horsthuis (marc…@horsthouse.nl)
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 2004

Hello All,

I'm new to Indy and want to use the TidFtp component to do some
synchronization on remote and local files.

In an early lead (problems with dates) I saw some solutions with MDTM.

Is it not useful to know what the time difference is between the FTP server
and the local machine.

For this purpose I write a dummy file to the FTP server and just thereafter
I get the timestamp from this dummy file from the server.

I calculate the time difference between the server file and the local file
and use this to do the date/time synchronization.

This method is independent in what time zone the local machine is.

Does this method make any sense or are  there some sneaky thinks I down
know.

Marcel Horsthuis

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