[ntp:hackers] Leap second list file

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Sat Jan 7 09:48:28 UTC 2012


On Fri, Jan 06, 2012 at 01:51:55PM -0500, Mike S wrote:
> For anyone wanting an alternate location to watch for an updated
> leap-seconds file, it's actually available from many NIST time
> servers, a list of which is available here:
> http://tf.nist.gov/tf-cgi/servers.cgi
> 
> It appears that time.nist.gov is actually a global load balancer,
> and that's what's causing issues when trying to go there.

That the impression I had too, but wasn't sure.  Thanks for
clearing that up.

> Going directly to a server may work better.
> 
> For instance, these two worked fine when I just tried:
> ftp://nist1-ny.ustiming.org/pub/
> ftp://utcnist.colorado.edu/pub/
> 
> /pub/leap-seconds.list should always point to the most recent
> available leap-seconds file.

But it's unclear to me if they all get updated or not.  I will
try and contact NIST about this.


Kurt



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