[ntp:questions] "right" time zones

lliks at labogcbs.net lliks at labogcbs.net
Thu Mar 15 18:27:52 UTC 2007

i understand the timezones contain in /usr/share/zoneinfo/right respect 
leap second, so if one were to use the utc in the "right" directory, the 
time show on his system would be 23 seconds behind than the other utc 
(/usr/share/zoneinfo/utc) whould show. 

my question is why would anyone wnat to use those right timezones? all the 
clocks in the civilian real world from stock markets to street corners 
synchronize to the non-peap time, are there applications that really need 
to use the clock that respect the leap seconds? maybe atomic weapons or 
space shuttles?

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