Internet Watch Dog - Year 2000 Compliance
Statement of Y2K compliance for Internet Watch Dog
A product defined as being Year-2000 compliant will not produce errors in date data related to the year change from December 31, 1999 to January 1, 2000. Any Year-2000 compliant product will handle leap years correctly.The compliant product will utilize specific, non-ambiguous representation, handling and interpretation of centuries represented by two digits if such representation is allowed by the product.
Internet Watch Dog versions 2.9m and upwards have been tested over the year 2000. Internally dates are stored as seconds since 1970 so fundamentally there is no real impact.
The report messages which Watch Dog regularly sends out contain a date, which is shown in the non-ambiguous 4 digit format.
Also failure and success notification is possible by email. The notification messages that Internet Watch Dog generates all contain a 4 digit date, e.g. the year two thousand and nine is written 2009.
Internet Watch Dog carries out tests at regular intervals, e.g. every 2 minutes or every 3 days, and at specific times, e.g. at 15:15. These tests have themselves been tested in a 'tick-over' test from 31 Dec 1999 to 1 Jan 2000 to see that they continue to carry out their next scheduled test at the appropriate time. This includes the sending of Reports which by default are sent every 14 days.
As a result of the above we anticipate no date related problems with Internet Watch Dog.