[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Fri Feb 22 01:30:08 UTC 2008

mayer at ntp.isc.org (Danny Mayer) writes:

>Unruh wrote:
>> "David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.neither-this-bit.nor-this-bit.co.uk> writes:
>>> Unruh wrote:
>> Note that leap seconds have been happening so rarely that almost noone has
>> seen one happen, or watched the system as the clock goes through that.

>I guess you weren't around in December, 2006.

>> Having ntp run on TAI would certainly be simpler, but would of course make
>> the time keeping on the system much more complicated.

>That question has already been discussed at length in this newsgroup.
And will keep getting discussed since there is no resolution which is
uniformly positive. 

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