Re: [LEAPSECS] The opportunity of leap seconds

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk_at_PHK.FREEBSD.DK>
Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2006 16:55:43 +0100

In message <>, Steve Allen writes:

>> Something as simple as
>> finger
>> Or even just a more stringent formatting of the bulletins on the ftp
>> site could do it as well.
>I do not believe that any of the IERS bureaus have internet
>connections and servers which are anywhere near robust and redundant
>enough to make that a reliable service.
>There is a lot that could and should be done.

I'm certainly starting to get the impression that a modernization
project to move the "time-lords" a few decades forward would not
be out of order.

>(Despite some NTP servers which reportedly still have not acknowledged
>the leap second, I think the overall indications are that the NTP
>network did better than 50 %.)

My estimate is 50-70% of the servers did something close
enough to the right thing.

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