[LEAPSECS] zoneinfo risks will persist no matter what

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Sat Feb 5 21:59:42 EST 2011

Whether or not broadcasts continue to have leap seconds, the fact is
that UTC has had leap seconds, and nothing will make them go away.
As a result there will always be problems with the POSIX epoch.

Based on the exchanges in the link below
it would appear that the QNAP network attached storage devices may have
been shipping the "right" zoneinfo files for some timezones.

This is the sort of misunderstanding that needs education and clear
documentation, not sweeping under the rug by changing what UTC is
and hoping the problems will just go away.

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