[ntp:questions] Re: HOWTO prepare ntpd to the leap of a second

Serge Bets serge.bets at NOSPAM.laposte.invalid
Thu Dec 29 20:56:08 UTC 2005

 On Thursday, December 29, 2005 at 14:16:09 +0000, David L. Mills wrote:

> Serge Bets wrote:
>> The NIST file is absolutely true until expiration. This fact is not
>> exploited by the NTP daemon, but could perhaps be.
> I don't understand your concern.

The NTP daemon will not assert leap=00 against any bogus source wrongly
saying leap=01 during June 2006.

The authority of the soon updated NIST leapseconds file, expiring only
later on 29 December 2006, thus valid, and showing no leap event on
30 June 2006, could perhaps be used to force correct leap=00.
Effectively overruling the less sure leap bits of other sources.

Serge point Bets arobase laposte point net

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