[ntp:questions] Leap seconds
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 20 02:04:42 UTC 2005
> 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?
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.
More information about the questions