[ntp:questions] WARNING: someone's faking a leap second tonight

Marco Marongiu brontolinux at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 14:16:09 UTC 2012

On 01/08/12 14:58, Marco Marongiu wrote:
> Question now is: assuming those servers were running ntpd, was such a
> bug reported at some point?

Plus, another question. If one uses the leapfile, are spurious leap
second notifications like this one discarded?

>From the docs at http://doc.ntp.org/4.2.6/ntpd.html#leap I can't
understand if the leapseconds file is authoritative at the point that,
if a leap second notification is received for a leap second not in the
file, it is discarded. If so, that would help to avoid spurious leap
seconds like this one.

-- bronto

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