[ntp:questions] Proposed NTP solution for a network

Unruh unruh-spam at physics.ubc.ca
Wed Mar 4 22:40:07 UTC 2009

"Richard B. Gilbert" <rgilbert88 at comcast.net> writes:

>I suspect that part of the problem is that the leap second is applied at 
>the LOCAL midnight.  If everyone inserted the leap second at 00:00:00 
>UTC, NTP would be perfectly happy with it but everyone else would be 

No it is not. The leap second is applied at midnight UTC. It is NOT applied
at local midnight, unlike DST. That is one reason why ntp has nothing to do
with DST. In fact ntp knows nothing about local time. 

>There may be a good solution to this.  My best solution is to have a 
>"Leap Minute" every 240 years or so.  This would, however, create a much 
>larger problem that occurred much less frequently.  Our 
>great-great-great-great grandchildren could curse us and desecrate our 
>graves if they could find them.

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