[time-nuts] Google public NTP service

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Wed Nov 30 16:33:04 EST 2016

Yo Tom!

On Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:06:06 -0800
"Tom Van Baak" <tvb at LeapSecond.com> wrote:

> From Gary Miller:
> > You gotta start sometime.  Now is a good time.  This is not the
> > first time Google has done this, and certainly will not be the
> > last.  It had bad consequences last time and they did not learn
> > from that.  
> This is not the fault of google. The big players will continue to
> innovate and solve timing problems as long as the official scientific
> and political world do nothing.

This is not innovation, this is anarchy.  We have standards that hard
working people have build over decades.  Ignoring the lessons of the past
is a bad thing.  Arbitrarily changing standards is the path to madness.

> May I request that further discussion of this google / NTP / leap
> second issue take place in ntp forums or the LEAPSECS list, and not
> here on time-nuts.

I'll continue to suggest this move to devel at ntpsec.org.  There are many
people on the NTP IETF committes there.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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