[ntp:questions] WARNING: someone's faking a leap second tonight

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Sat Aug 4 00:42:30 UTC 2012


Jeff wrote:
> Is the leap bit supposed to be cleared by a client if it gets LI=00
> from a server?  Or is the bit only *set* based on information from a
> server, and cleared only upon application of the leap second?  If the
> latter is the current implementation, it might well explain the bogus
> leap second behavior many of us saw a few days ago.  Unless you have a
> different explanation/understanding?

I'd have to look all that up, and I know different versions behave
differently.

This topic is something that's getting a lot of recent discussion and
scrutiny...

H


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