[time-nuts] Leap seconds coming up for debate, yet again

Tony Finch dot at dotat.at
Thu Oct 29 09:19:03 EDT 2015

Mark Sims <holrum at hotmail.com> wrote:

> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/10/29/leap_second_international_comms_conf/

> Interesting take-away... 2012 leap second caused lots of snafus...
> 2015 leap second barely noticed.  The computer world seems to have
> finally payed the leap second the respect that it deserves and now has
> it under control.

Most Cisco routers had to be disconnected from NTP to avoid a
leapsecond-related crash.

Large cloud providers are doing leap smear not leap seconds.

Hundreds of servers in the NTP pool got it wrong.

It's still a collosal mess.

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