Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP8 Release Notes

Impact of US DST Changes 2007

Daylight Savings Time (DST) will start in U.S.A from the second Sunday of March and end on the first Sunday of November. This will impact the date and time rules of the operating system and JDK/JRE.

To make sure that log files contain the correct time in US time zones, and that Administration Server and Java Web Applications are not impacted by this change, download and use the appropriate operating system patches. You can download the Solaris patches from

For other platforms, download similar DST compatible patches from operating system vendor's web site.

Web Server 6.1 SP8 packages DST compatible JDK 1.4.2_13 on the Solaris, Windows, and Linux Platforms. Web Server 6.1 SP8, however, does not package JDK on HP-UX and AIX platforms. For these two platforms, download the appropriate DST compatible JDK from the HP or IBM web sites, prior to Web Server 6.1 SP8 installation. JDK versions for the supported platforms are as follows:


Windows: 1.4.2_13 

Linux: 1.4.2_13 

HP-UX: 1.4.2_12 

AIX: 1.4.2 SR 7