[LEAPSECS] zoneinfo risks will persist no matter what
seaman at noao.edu
Sat Feb 5 22:06:55 EST 2011
When you're right, you're right.
On Feb 5, 2011, at 7:59 PM, Steve Allen wrote:
> 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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