[ntp:hackers] Leap second list file

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.org
Sun Jan 15 22:38:56 UTC 2012


On 1/15/2012 12:31 PM, 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.

I'm trying to say that it's not the only source. If you are indeed
running a stratum 1 then you would want the file. If not, you need only
to continue running ntpd and it will take care of the leap second for you.

Danny


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