SunSHIELD Basic Security Module Guide

Time-Stamp Format and Interpretation

The start-time and end-time are time stamps with one-second resolution; they are specified in Greenwich mean time. The format is four digits for the year, followed by two for each month, day, hour, minute, and second, as shown below.


The time stamps are in GMT to ensure that they will sort in proper order even across a daylight savings time boundary. Because they are in GMT, the date and hour must be translated to the current time zone to be meaningful; beware of this whenever manipulating these files with standard file commands rather than with auditreduce.