Binary Protocol...

Tim Wilde twilde at
Wed Dec 8 20:20:19 PST 2004

On Wed, 8 Dec 2004, Sean Chittenden wrote:

>>>     If Bit 2    of the Options 1 Byte is set, this value specifies the
>>>     expiration of a key in seconds from the Epoch.
>> Either "from the UNIX Epoch" or "in seconds since Dec 31, 1969 at 23:59:59 
>> GMT", please.
> This lets us specify a relative vs absolute time using relative expiration 
> times greater than a month.  Not sure what your concern here is...

My reading of the concern is that just "the Epoch" is too vague, he wants 
to be more specific, with one of the terms he's suggested.  Different 
systems have different "Epochs".  The Mac OS (not OS X) epoch is January 
1, 1904, in the system's local time zone, for example.

Tim Wilde

Tim Wilde
twilde at
Systems Administrator
Dynamic Network Services, Inc.

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