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

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Fri Aug 3 08:53:42 UTC 2012

steven Sommars wrote:
> One root cause involves a group of stratum one's peering each other.  A
> leap indicator can continue to circulate until the peering changes, or the
> entire group is simultaneously reinitialized.     This affects multiple
> commercial server brands.
> Is this a problem with some/all versions of ntpd?

Which versions of ntpd are affected is exactly what we need to find out.

As I've mentioned earlier the reports I had heard were from some really 
old versions of ntpd (4.2.0*). I don't think there are many pool servers 
running such an old version of ntpd, so for me it sounds like this 
problem still persists in relatively current versions of ntpd.

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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