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

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Jul 4 17:28:01 UTC 2008


I think it pretty clear what "overridden" means. Additional information 
on leap seconds is in the ntpd documentation on the web.


Nero Imhard wrote:
> David L. Mills schreef:
>> the current version [...] does take a vote among the sources on
>> whether to mark the calendar for a leap. All this is overridden if
>> the NIST leapseconds file is present.
> How interesting. I had a question about this in another thread. Can I
> take this to mean that *if* you have configured a leapseconds file, it
> will be the *only* source of information used? If yes, perhaps this
> could be mentioned explicitly in the docs. I believe that is not the
> case right now.
> N

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