[ntp:questions] "right" time zones

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wolfgang.rupprecht+gnus200703 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 19:13:16 UTC 2007

lliks at labogcbs.net writes:
> 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. 

Google for "bernstein tai" to see the history (and bitter arguments)
around having leap seconds "jump" the low-level timekeeping mechanism
vs. having leap seconds added later on during the display routine's
formatting of the "civil" time.


Wolfgang S. Rupprecht                http://www.wsrcc.com/wolfgang/

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