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Greenhorn
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Don't know if this is the correct forum to post this question but I'm kind've a modern day carny that follows a particular series of events that involves high powered motor vehicles that primarily turn left. We basically cover all timezones from Eastern to Pacific usually a new one each and every week. I've got a number of computers and appliances that rely on time synchronization and it's almost nightmarish keeping them on the same timezone, especially if I have to do it remotely. I probably don't need atomic clock level NTP's, just something that will maybe run on one of my computers, keep track of what timezone I'm in, adjust accordingly and let my other machines and hardware sync off of it. anyone know anything out there that might do this?
 
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Hi Bobo, welcome to the Ranch!

Seems to me that the first part of knowing what timezone you're in is to know where you are. From there you can connect to a web service which returns a time zone when given a latitude and longitude. (There is one, we used it at work but I forget its location.) However if your computer doesn't have a built-in GPS then you aren't likely to know your latitude and longitude.

I believe there are also services which will tell you where you are based on the IP address with which your machine connects to the Internet, but I'm not sure how reliable they are.
 
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