1998-09-10 05:18:14

by Jamie Lokier

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Subject: Re: GPS Leap Second Scheduled!

On Wed, Sep 09, 1998 at 09:35:59AM -0700, David Lang wrote:
> I am probably missing something, but can't you just ignore the leap second
> until you discover that the time is 1 sec off and then use the normal NTP
> procedure to get back to the exact time

Until the NTP procedure discovers and corrects this (a few minutes, plus
correction time), anything that expects synchronised time between
machines can go wrong.

Admittedly synchronisation isn't perfect anyway.

-- Jamie