[Pool] internet wide version survey + leap=0

Kurt Roeckx kurt at roeckx.be
Mon Jan 12 23:46:41 UTC 2015


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 03:12:03PM -0800, Hal Murray wrote:
> 
> jared at puck.nether.net said:
> > i have a weekly internet wide version survey, would it be interesting to
> > look at the leap= setting this year in that dataset? 
> 
> Yes.
> 
> I assume you are surveying by asking for the time.  If so, the response will 
> already include the LEAP bits.  So all it takes is tweaking your software to 
> count them or whatever.  Do you log everything?

As far as I know the leap bit can only be set in the month of the
leap and I think ntpd actually only sends in in the day before it.

I know you can query it using: ntpq -c "rv 0 leapsec", but this
seems unlikely to work for most remote servers.


Kurt



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