A look at the Year 2036/2038 problems and time proofness in various systems

On January 19, 2038 all signed 32-bit timestamps representing time and date relative to the “UNIX epoch” will roll over. Just 68 years later, in 2106, all unsigned 32-bit values will do so. But even before that, timestamps used by the Network Time Protocol will roll over in 2036. Since it’s only 19 years to Armageddon, I’ll lok at what this means for Linux, Windows and other systems and how problems are being solved.

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