[ntp:questions] Number of Stratum 1 & Stratum 2 Peers

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Dec 16 13:23:15 UTC 2014


Harlan Stenn wrote:
> An alternative is that we get enough support to advance NTF's General
> Timestamp API, and then we can run systems on either TAI or UTC and
> these conversions will happen automatically.
>
> Since timescale files in the GTSAPI are "versioned", one could still use
> an obsolete leapsecond file, and while those UTC timestamps would be
> "wrong" if a new leapsecond was added, these timestamps would be
> correctable when a new version of the UTC timescale file was available.

Hm, that may not really help if the API returns a wrong UTC time stamp 
which is then used to set the system time wrong.

The tzdist protocol could also be helpful here to provide the 
information required to do the conversion correctly. An expiration date 
could be used for versioning.

Martin



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