[time-nuts] Leap seconds and POSIX

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jan 2 14:52:34 EST 2009


In message <p06240824c583f02b1024@[192.168.1.212]>, Joe Gwinn writes:

>This was done long before GPS was invented, or NTP for that matter. 

You should check the age of NTP, it is one of the oldest protocols
around being initially standardized in september 1985, but inhereting
most of its features from "ICS" which were first standardized in
RFC778 in April 1981.

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