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Effect of Daylight Saving Time change on GlobalSCAPE Software

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THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • All Products

QUESTION

Beginning in 2007, the United States will begin observing Daylight Saving Time (DST) from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in November. Most of Canada will also observe the new period.

  1. Will there be any effect on GlobalSCAPE software from this change?
  2. Are there any other known issues related to the change to or from DST?

ANSWER

There are no known issues concerning the 2007 DST period change specifically however there are issues that occur whenever there is a switch to or from DST. These issues will occur no matter when the switch occurs. Only EFT Server and CuteFTP 8 are known to be affected. The following are known issues:

EFT Server (All versions prior to ver. 4.3.4)

  • PROBLEM: When an on timer event is set, the time is modified forward one hour when DST begins and backward one hour when DST ends. Manually changing the time on the system clock does not have the same effect.
  • RESOLUTION: The recommended solution is to upgrade or update to EFT Server 4.3.4 or greater. Alternatively, manually correct the times for the scheduled items as needed.

CuteFTP 8 Professional and CuteFTP 8 Home (Versions 8.0.0 through 8.0.7 only)

  • PROBLEM: When a scheduled item exists in the transfer queue, the time for that item is modified forward one hour when DST begins and backward one hour when DST ends. Manually changing the time on the system clock does not have the same effect.
  • RESOLUTION: The recommended solution is to upgrade or update to CuteFTP 8.1 or greater. Alternatively, manually correct the times for the scheduled items as needed.

Please report any other DST related issues directly to the Technical Support Team.

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