[tz] Google public NTP servers to 'smear' leap seconds.

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Fri Dec 2 13:55:10 UTC 2016

On 2016-12-01 14:10, Paul Eggert wrote:
> Thanks for the heads-up. It looks like this is the last time Google
> will use a 20-hour linear smear for a leap second; next time Google
> plans to use a 24-hour linear smear, as that is more popular
> elsewhere. They are proposing the latter as a standard practice
> everywhere. See: https://developers.google.com/time/smear

Careful with systems that are subject to any audit, legal or 
regulatory requirements to discuss with auditors and lawyers; or any
interfaces with those systems, especially external systems that may 
not be smearing.
Your bids, nominations, offers, payments, settlements, trades, or 
other transactions may miss deadlines or schedules - businesses may 
lose deals and money, people jobs, and civil or criminal sanctions 
could apply.
See http://xkcd.com/1499/

Take care. Thanks, Brian Inglis, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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