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

Rex Vincere nospam at nospam.org
Fri Oct 14 20:07:28 UTC 2005

I thought the leap second display was supposed be set on the day of, not 
before. I now read your other post which explains this.
So, what would explain the servers that don't display it today, and the ones 
that display it one day and don't the next day?


"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message 
news:dioddl$gc1$1 at dewey.udel.edu...
> Rex,
> 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?
> Dave
> 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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