Re: [LEAPSECS] RAS hits the news

From: Ed Davies <ls_at_EDAVIES.NILDRAM.CO.UK>
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2005 20:23:37 +0100

Hornaday, Tem SPAWAR wrote:
> ...
> 3. As has been pointed out, some receivers also implement a clever hack
> to determine date that looks at UTC Leap Second (LS) value, and chooses
> a date based on WN, TOW, and LS. That is, the receiver implements a
> sliding 1024-week window whose limits are determined by the current
> value of LS. Current date "will" then reside within this 1024-week
> window.

So, dropping leap seconds from UTC would cause these receivers
to, eventually, go back 19 years on cold start? Hardly a major
catastrophe but worth noting.
Received on Mon Sep 26 2005 - 12:24:44 PDT

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