[ntp:questions] Re: Leap second talks are postponed

gomez adams_gomez at notmail.com
Mon Nov 21 19:20:33 UTC 2005

On Sun, 20 Nov 2005 20:33:45 -0500, "Richard B. Gilbert"
<rgilbert88 at comcast.net> dropped the following oil-slick:
>I believe that the requirement, in the US, for time stamping financial 
>transactions is +/- 2 seconds.   Even if a system fails to handle a leap 
>second properly, it should still be within specification.

Robust systems do not rely on the timestamp alone to uniquely identify
a transaction and can recover from situations where the time can be
out be several minutes,
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