[tz] Google public NTP servers to 'smear' leap seconds.
eggert at cs.ucla.edu
Mon Dec 5 07:29:45 UTC 2016
Tony Finch wrote:
> When I did a survey of leap smear schemes in September, only Amazon was
> doing -12 to +12 smear.
Amazon has 10x the capacity of the next dozen cloud service competitors,
according to Gartner. Microsoft (which Gartner says is #2) also uses a 24-hour
smear, according to Google. So to some extent Google may be saying that it'll
bow to the market leaders.
> It's probably worth noting that ntpd now has an open implementation of
> leap smear.
Thanks, proposed patch attached. This also tones down the wording a bit,
responding to John Hawkinson's comments (which I plan to reply to shortly).
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