[LEAPSECS] What's the point?

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Tue Feb 15 03:24:13 EST 2011

In message <8E992E8A-CC16-44EC-A73E-E569D9395358 at batten.eu.org>, Ian Batten wri

>The UK's standard time broadcast, which is funded by the government,

>contains DUT1 in a format which doesn't permit |DUT1|>0.9. Whatever

>people argue (rightly) about the de facto legal time in the UK being

>UTC, the de jure legal time is "GMT" which is taken to be UT1.

Where and by who is that "taken to be UT1" ?

Just because the additional DUT information is broadcast is no guarantee
that any decodes it and uses it.

And I certainly do not see a DUT offset between NTP servers in the
rest of the world and NTP servers in the UK.

You will need to document this claim before anybody will buy it,
and I am quite sure that if you can, a lot of people will be
very surprised...


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