The link posted by Saxton contains the text:
"Later we'll see how to enable and disable DST automatically in Linux."
but the actual explanation is not present.
'man zic' shows how to set up a rule to enable automatic daylight savings time conversion but not how to disable a currently existing rule. (For starters, it would be helpful to know where the file of current rules could be found.)
Anyway, if anyone knows a straightforward way to disable automatic setting of daylight savings time, I would be appreciative. We are running RHEL 5.2. (We have a lot of system stuff running at 3AM and want to do the change during our normal downtime window of 9AM-noon