[ntp:questions] WARNING: someone's faking a leap second tonight
brontolinux at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 08:28:49 UTC 2012
On 01/08/12 04:40, jclerman0 at gmail.com wrote:
> Yes, this affected us. Can someone explain why this was done? Was
> it designed to be a test of some kind? The Linux leap second kernel
> bug that was discovered a month ago was only patched on July 17; that
> patched kernel has presumably not made it to many (most?) people yet.
> So if it's a test it seems wildly premature.
I tried to collect some information around the globe, but with scarce/no
feedback. I am *suspecting* that this could be a rather imaginative
attempt to DOS worldwide.
Anyway, a colleague of mine is now hunting down some upstreams that
faked the leap second. If we get something out of his research, I'll let
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