[LEAPSECS] why not ITU-T?

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Mon Sep 6 14:41:59 EDT 2010

In message: <BDE86641-C1DF-4214-827E-6D7879DDE7FE at pipe.nl>
Nero Imhard <nimh at pipe.nl> writes:


: On 2010-09-06, at 19:28, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

: >

: > We in the NTP crew would love to own it, but I can guarantee you

: > that leap seconds would not survive long if it were offered to us :-)


: Except that the ntp crew is much more likely to obtain this goal by switching to TAI instead of upsetting UTC.

I asked David Mills about switching to TAI years ago. He said that
was an interesting idea, but it would be an incompatible protocol
change, and very difficult to achieve. He also muttered something
about "and then all the computers that use ntpd would have to be
properly configured to get leapsecond tables" and changed the topic


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