[ntp:questions] Fwd: [ntpwg] RFC 5905 on Network Time Protocol Version 4: Protocol and Algorithms Specification

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unruh wrote:
> If in the future, MTC is defined (Mars Time Coordinate) ntp will
> work equally well there without UTC. Nor should a new RFC be needed
> simply to have ntp defined with MTC.

I could see some issues if e.g. the length of years, days, were different?

<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timekeeping_on_Mars#Coordinated_Mars_Time_.28MTC.29>
"A mean Martian solar day, or "sol", is 24 hours, 39 minutes, and 35.244 seconds"

"This length of time for Mars to complete one orbit around
  the Sun is its sidereal year, and is about 686.98 Earth solar days, or 668.5991 sols."

"the Mars Sol Date, or MSD, which is a running count of sols since
  approximately December 29, 1873
 (in principle any start date (known as the "epoch") could be used;"

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