[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:

>Hi,

>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
>smoothly.

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.



>Alain BARTHOLOMÉ




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