[ntp:questions] Leap second functional question

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Feb 19 11:12:53 UTC 2008


Unruh wrote:
> David Woolley <david at ex.djwhome.demon.co.uk.invalid> writes:
>>The current code basically checks the date and only sets the bits if it
>>is one of those two days.
> 
> No, it does not. It only sets the bit if it has been told by a majority of
> its servers that a leap second is coming up. And we had a number of people
> having trouble in that a leap second seemed to have been announced to them
> in the middle of Jan this year. Ie, ntp on your system relies on your
> servers to tell about leap second. It is announce a month before hand and
> then on the day.

Which is the "current" code? 

AFAIK the current ntp-stable version 4.2.4p4 still behaves like David
mentiones, but the current ntp-dev version 4.2.5p113 should behave as Bill
Unruh mentiones.

Martin
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