Happy Leap Second!
Antoine.Leca at renault.fr
Mon Nov 24 14:59:54 UTC 1997
On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 23:59:60 -0700, Chris Newman wrote:
> I hope everyone enjoys their extra second! This also serves as a test
> to see what really happens if there is a "60" for seconds in the date
I just browse old messages, and I find yours.
Thanks for providing it, but in order to serve as a test, it doesn't
seem to be accurate.
I don't think this is the correct date/time for the leap second
(the month and the timezone indication are wrong), unless I deeply
misunderstand the problem.
I have received it with the following headers:
> Received: from sigurd.innosoft.com by elsie.nci.nih.gov (4.1/SMI-4.1)
> id AA07794; Tue, 1 Jul 97 04:04:07 EDT
> Received: from eleanor.innosoft.com ("port 34678"@[126.96.36.199])
> by sigurd.innosoft.com (PMDF V5.2-0 #8790)
> with ESMTP id <01IKPCMQY5JGB9SVCN at sigurd.innosoft.com> for
> tz at elsie.nci.nih.gov; Tue, 1 Jul 1997 01:04:03 PDT
> Date: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 23:59:60 -0700
BTW, this is a direct download from
<ftp://elsie.nci.nih.org/pub/tzarchive.gz>; the message appears to
have been sent on June 30th, but too late in the night. But I can't
figure how the month turned to July in the "Date:" header. Perhaps was
it wrongly handled or stored at elsie? or was it a initial failure?
My mail client displays it with the full string as you gave,
but the resumé changes it to "97-07-31 09:00", which is correct for
Can someone forge a message with the correct timestamp, in order to
do real tests?
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