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

steven Sommars stevesommarsntp at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 17:08:40 UTC 2012

The main standard says a leap second is allowed in any month.  That's what
the reference ntpd does.
This link may work:

On the other hand Bulletin C (
ftp://hpiers.obspm.fr/iers/bul/bulc/bulletinc.dat) says December or June.

Take your pick.

On Wed, Aug 1, 2012 at 10:54 AM, Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:

> steven Sommars <stevesommarsntp at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I've seen no evidence of a denial of service attack, bugs are more
> likely.
> >   Several stratum one servers have been advertising LI=1 continuously for
> > the past month.   Others alternate between LI=0 and LI=1.
> > Most servers claim to run ntpd.
> >
> > There are over 10 stratum one's that advertise LI=1 as of Wed Aug  1
> > 14:18:51 UTC 2012.   Unless this changes another false leap second could
> > occur on August 31, 2012
> When a leapsecond occurs as a result of these bits that is a bug on
> its own, because leapseconds can only occur at the end of a quarter.
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