[ntp:hackers] Leap second list file

Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Jan 15 20:17:05 UTC 2012


On Jan 15, 2012, at 10:31 AM, Mike S wrote:

> On 1/15/2012 12:00 PM, Danny Mayer wrote:
>> 
>> Actually, part of the protocol indicates the leap second is coming up.
>> You don't have to copy leap second files to get the notification.
> 
> You do need it if you're running a cluster of stratum 1 servers, or you don't trust whatever external server(s) you're peering with to get it right. As I recall, whether to act on the leap second indication is decided on a voting basis.
> 
> The info has to come from somewhere, and controlling it yourself is the only sure way.

Also, it is only 'leap second at the end of today' nor 'leap second at end of the month'

Warner



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