[ntp:questions] Time going backwards

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Thu Aug 14 15:09:31 UTC 2008

Paul.Croome at softwareag.com writes:

>There's also the theoretical possibility of a negative leapsecond,
>but of course that's intentional.

It is not supposed to step backwards then It is supposed to take a second
seconds to move forward at a glacial pace. -- ie, if during that time the
clock is read, it is supposed to give a later time than the previous
reading (by a microsecond or so), but otherwise it is stopped.

I guess it is true that if the time is out by more than 125ms is it it does

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