1998-09-11 03:54:14

by shields

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Subject: Re: GPS Leap Second Scheduled!

In article <[email protected]>,
Jamie Lokier <[email protected]> wrote:
> 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.

NTP has the capability to know in advance that a leap second is
scheduled and act upon that at the correct time.

Check your logs the next time a leap second happens; xntpd does it.
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