[ntp:questions] Ruh, roh. Leap Second?

Peter Laws plaws at ou.edu
Tue Jul 1 13:36:38 UTC 2008

1 Time(s): Clock: inserting leap second 23:59:60 UTC

RHEL 5.2 system running ntpq 4.2.2p1 at 1.1570-o Thu Jan 17 18:14:14 UTC 2008 
(1) which is the default for that distribution.  Grepping around in the 
logs it appears that most or all of my RHEL systems did it.

I got this, too, on at least one system:

Jun 30 19:34:53 ozz-1300 ntpd[2659]: time reset +1.000360 s

Thing is, IERS, who I understand is in charge of these things, says: "There 
will NOT be a leap second introduced in UTC on 30 June 2008." 

So was that bogus?  A bug in RH's NTP code?  A problem with NTP itself?

Operator error? :-)

Peter Laws / N5UWY
National Weather Center / Network Operations Center
University of Oklahoma Information Technology
plaws at ou.edu
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