[ntp:questions] Is the use of the leap seconds mechanism mandatory?

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Thu Feb 26 18:56:07 UTC 2009

alain.bartholome at eads.com (Bartholome, Alain) writes:


>The primary reason why  I need NTP is the synchronization of the systems,
>not the accuracy of time.

>I need to simplify the maintenance of the systems as much as possible.

>I would like to know if it is mandatory to use the leap seconds mechanism
>and installing the up to date leap file in order to have ntpd working

If you do not care what time it is then no, you do not need to do leap
seconds ( or days).

>Thanks for your answers.


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