[tz] Bulletin C 51: No leap second in June 2016, but new leap second file

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Jan 11 11:51:52 UTC 2016

The International Earth rotation Service (IERS) has just published
bulletin C 51, announcing that *no* leap second will be introduced at
the end of June 2016:

The IERS now also makes a leap second file available for use with NTP:

This new file has the expiration date set to 28 December 2016, so users
who have configured ntpd to use the leap second file should upgrade
their local copy of the file.

The leap second file does not only announce leap seconds, it also
provides ntpd and thus the OS kernel with the current TAI/UTC offset,
which is helpful for applications working with TAI.

Martin Burnicki

Senior Software Engineer

MEINBERG Funkuhren GmbH & Co. KG
Email: martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Phone: +49 (0)5281 9309-14
Fax: +49 (0)5281 9309-30

Lange Wand 9, 31812 Bad Pyrmont, Germany
Amtsgericht Hannover 17HRA 100322
Geschäftsführer/Managing Directors: Günter Meinberg, Werner Meinberg,
Andre Hartmann, Heiko Gerstung
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