[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Steve Allen sla at ucolick.org
Mon Feb 14 19:23:31 EST 2011

On Tue 2011-02-15T02:07:59 +0200, Paul Sheer hath writ:

> In any case, whatever solution ye'all come up with should not

> merely be In Principle. It should come as a patch on some real code.

Which part of this is not already implemented by the code when
it uses the "right" zoneinfo files?

To be sure, using the "right" files has to come with a loud
disclaimer that says
You are violating POSIX.
You have to use something like a Meinberg
NTP server set to provide TAI.
You have to make sure you never exchange
historic file timestamps with systems that
have complied with POSIX.
Other than that it looks like people are doing this, they just seem
not to like to talk about it, perhaps because POSIX-non-compliance
violates FIPS.

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