[ntp:hackers] "bulletin C via DNS" service on line

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Mon Nov 23 00:03:37 UTC 2015

In message <20151122233039.GA2276 at roeckx.be>, Kurt Roeckx writes:
>On Sun, Nov 22, 2015 at 10:04:09PM +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> Now that we're stuck with leap-seconds for another decade or more,
>> I have launched my "bulletin C via DNS" service.
>> This page contains all the details and the portable C-source of
>> my reference client implementation:
>> 	http://phk.freebsd.dk/time/20151122.html
>> Poul-Henning
>> PS: I'm very interested in reports if anybody get something different
>>     than the IPv4 number "" back when they lookup the FQDN
>>     'leapsecond.utcd.org'
>Why don't you use some TXT record instead of an A record?

Because there is a good and widely available API for getting A
records, but TXT records are a nightmare to get hold of.

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