[ntp:questions] Re: ntp servers reporting leap second erroneously?

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Fri Oct 14 13:58:04 UTC 2005


What makes you think this is a problem? The leap second display is 
entirely and with emphasis purposeful. There is in fact a leap second 
intended for the end of the year. The NTP servers will in fact show that 
indication exactly as intended. On the last day of this year the kernel 
of those compliant systems will be advised of the leap and those kernels 
will implement it on the last second of the year. Those kernels that do 
not implement the leap will observe the leap in 900 seconds and then 
regain accurate synchronization. What is your problem?


Rex Vincere wrote:
> Recently I have noticed that a number of servers (on and off), and 
> especially louie.udel.edu (all the time) are reporting a leap second. This 
> has been going on for a couple of weeks now.
> This is the first time in about the 10 years I have been playing with NTP 
> that I have seen a problem like this pop up.
> Or is this not a problem but a change to NTP I missed?
> Rexr

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