[ntp:questions] Leap second to be introduced in June

Paul tik-tok at bodosom.net
Mon Jan 12 16:14:58 UTC 2015


On Mon, Jan 12, 2015 at 12:46 AM, Mike Cook <mike.cook at orange.fr> wrote:

> > Why do folks mention leap seconds on this list?
>   part of the NTP protocol deals with the scheduling insertion/deletion of
> leap seconds.
>

I should have phrased that differently.   Or just let it go.


>
> > Why do people point to leap-seconds.NTPtimestamp instead of just
> > leap-seconds.list?
>
>   leap-seconds.list is not the file itself


I understand but the udel doc and comments in the file itself say get
leap-seconds.list not leap-seconds.hard-to-predict-ntp-timestamp.  Every
previous specific reference becomes wrong when the next file is created.
The reason for leap-seconds.list is obvious -- why people post other things
is not.


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