[ntp:questions] Spurious positive leap second announcement?

Hal Murray hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net
Wed Mar 7 07:40:20 UTC 2007

>>> Noted this in my even log:
>>> Detected positive leap second announcement for 2007-04-01 00:00:00 UTC
>> 2007-04-01?  Sounds like someone's idea of an April Fools' joke.
>That server was probably still using the old zonefile. Here's what an
>old zonefile shows for 2007:

How did we get from leap seconds to zone files?

I can see that if we have a leap second coming up in early April
there might be some confusion about when it happens in local time
if the zone file hasn't been updated.  But I haven't seen
any comments about a leap second coming soon.   Did I miss
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