[tz] NIST leap-second file not yet updated

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Feb 22 15:15:06 UTC 2016

Martin Burnicki wrote:
> Hi all,
> please note the NIST leap-second file at ftp://time.nist.gov/pub/ has
> not yet been updated according to IERS bulletin C 51. It's still the
> version which has been published in July 2015, and will expire in June 2016.
> I saw that also tzdata2016a.tar.gz which has been published 2016-01-26
> still contains the old leap second file even though bulletin C 51 has
> already been published 2016-01-11.
> I've dropped Judah Levine a similar note, but eventually you can include
> the IERS version of the file into the TZ DB distribution. The IERS file
> has already been updated and expires 2016-12-28.

I just saw that the leap second file from NIST has also been updated now.

According to a note from Judah Levine the file is available via FTP from
all public NTP servers listed here:

Martin Burnicki

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