[ntp:questions] Re: What went wrong with the leap second

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Wed Jan 4 17:24:12 UTC 2006


Martin Burnicki wrote:

>Richard,
>
>Richard B. Gilbert wrote:
>  
>
>>Rob van der Putten wrote:
>>    
>>
>>>The only way that one can avoid these problemes is probably to use ones
>>>own GPS receiver instead of somebody elses NTPD.
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>Don't count on it!  The Motorola Oncore driver in nptd 4.2.0 failed to
>>handle the leap second correctly.  There was a bug logged in Bugzilla
>>and a patch was available but if there was an announcement, I missed it.
>>
>>It looks as if about half the world fumbled the leap second somehow!
>>    
>>
>
>We at Meinberg have tested our GPS and DCF77 receivers and our NTP servers
>before the leap second, and we have published the results before on our
>leap second info page:
>http://www.meinberg.de/english/info/leap-second.htm
>
>After the leap second I've just added the results from what I've recorded,
>at the bottom of that page.
>
>
>Martin
>  
>
The other half of the world DID get it right! :-)




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