[ntp:questions] Leap seconds

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 20 02:04:42 UTC 2005


Alain wrote:

>
> Brad Knowles escreveu:
>
>> At 5:46 PM -0200 2005-01-19, Alain wrote:
>>
>>>  What happens when a leap second is inserted or removed in UTC? Will it
>>>  be the same on my NTP client machine or will it be skewed?
>>
>>
>>     It's handled automatically.  You don't have to do anything.
>
>
> Sorry, I believe that my question was not clear: In which way will it 
> be handled? Skeweing or leaping?
>
> Alain

If a leap second is inserted, 23:59:59 will be followed by 23:59:60 
which, in turn, will be followed by 00:00:00.   If a leap second is 
subtracted, 23:59:58 is followed by 00:00:00.

HTH



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