[time-nuts] windows and leap seconds

Tom Harris celephicus at gmail.com
Wed Jun 24 18:43:11 EDT 2015


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Wasn't the leap second publicised 6 months in advance?


Tom Harris <celephicus at gmail.com>

On 25 June 2015 at 02:24, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk>
wrote:

> From: Jim Lux
>
> https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/909614
>
> basically: ignore the leap second, so your computer is "fast" relative
> to UTC, and next time you resynchronize time it adjusts
>
> Windows, these days, runs NTP
>
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mthree/archive/2015/01/08/leap-seconds-010815.aspx
> http://blogs.msdn.com/b/mthree/archive/2015/01/14/leap-seconds-011415.aspx
>
> for more info
> _______________________________________________
>
> .. although the NTP run by default meets few of the standard NTP
> functions, as provided by the Meinberg NTP port, which includes smooth
> leap-second handling.
>
>  http://www.meinbergglobal.com/english/sw/ntp.htm#ntp_stable
>  http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/setup.html
>
> Cheer,
> David
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