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

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Feb 27 18:13:15 UTC 2009

On 2009-02-26, Bartholome, Alain <alain.bartholome at eads.com> wrote:

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

NTP is designed to synchronize computer clocks to a common time base.

The most commonly used timebase is UTC acquired over a network or via a
radio ref-clock such as GPS. It's cheap. It's ubiquitous.

A nice side effect of using UTC as your timebase is that your clocks
will be set to the correct time.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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