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

Peter Laws plaws at ou.edu
Tue Jul 1 15:20:55 UTC 2008

Martin Burnicki wrote:

> Unless there is a bug in that specific version of ntpd you are running, ntpd
> only propagates leap second announcements if it has received such an
> announcement from either an upstream NTP server or reference clock, or from
> a leap seconds file.
> Which upstream servers are you using?
> Are you using any local reference clock, e.g. a GPS receiver?

Of course.  I have two TymServe 2100s and another GPS clock which I admit 
to never having seen.  :-)  The servers in question also get time from two 
offsite Stratum 2 servers (louie.udel.edu and ntp1.kansas.net) and are 
themselves peered together

> For a short summary how leap seconds could/should be handled, see:
> http://www.meinberg.de/english/info/leap-second.htm

Thanks, Martin.

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