Re: [LEAPSECS] Internet-Draft on UTC-SLS

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:46:17 +0100

In message <>, Markus Kuhn writes:
>A new Internet-Draft with implementation guidelines on how to handle UTC
>leap seconds in Internet protocols was posted today on the IETF web
> "Coordinated Universal Time with Smoothed Leap Seconds (UTC-SLS)",
> Markus Kuhn, 18-Jan-06. (36752 bytes)

The serious timekeeping people gave up on rubberseconds in 1972 and
I will object with all that I can muster against reinventing them
to paste over a problem that has a multitude of correct solutions.

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