[ntp:questions] Spurious positive leap second announcement?

Brian Garrett mgy1912 at cox.net
Tue Mar 6 21:15:16 UTC 2007


"David J Taylor" <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk>
wrote in message news:OXdHh.13842$I46.13691 at text.news.blueyonder.co.uk...
> Noted this in my even log:
>
> Detected positive leap second announcement for 2007-04-01 00:00:00 UTC
>
> ntpq -p gives:
>
> Remote  refid
>
> -pie.crustynet.o 130.88.202.49
> +194.153.168.75  195.66.241.3
> +utserv.mcc.ac.u 193.62.22.98
> -linnaeus.inf.ed 129.215.64.243
>
> Perhaps one of these servers has a problem?
>
> Cheers,
> David
>
>
2007-04-01?  Sounds like someone's idea of an April Fools' joke.

Barring that, it could be a test of their system's implementation of leap
seconds.


Brian





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