[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

Paul.Croome at softwareag.com Paul.Croome at softwareag.com
Tue Feb 19 10:45:01 UTC 2008


On Feb 18, 3:41 pm, Unruh <unruh-s... at physics.ubc.ca> wrote:

> NTP time is UTC which assumes 86400 seconds in each and every [[year]] day.
...

My understanding is the opposite: In the UTC time scale, the
minute, hour, day, week are of variable duration, depending
on the insertion or deletion of leap seconds.

In the TAI time scale, the minute, hour, day, week are of
constant duration.

Paul




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