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

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Aug 2 20:42:14 UTC 2012

On 8/1/2012 11:54 AM, Rob 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.

Does ANYONE use a stratum 10 server?  If so, how good is the time?

Could a dripping faucet do as well or better?

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