[tz] IERS Bulletin C54

Brian Inglis Brian.Inglis at SystematicSw.ab.ca
Tue Jul 11 01:27:21 UTC 2017

On 2017-07-10 13:26, Paul Eggert wrote:
> On 07/10/2017 11:34 AM, Tim Parenti wrote:
>> On 10 Jul 2017 12:38, Tony Finch wrote:
>>> Looks like NIST updated their file on Friday: 
>>> $ curl ftp://ftp.nist.gov/pub/time/
>>> dr-xr-xr-x    4 ftp      ftp          4096 Dec 27  2016 clock_data
>>> dr-xr-xr-x   10 ftp      ftp          4096 Feb 18 18:07 gps_data
>>> -r--r--r--    1 ftp      ftp         10654 Jul 08 15:10 leap-seconds.3676924800
>>> -r--r--r--    1 ftp      ftp         10654 Jul 08 15:50 leap-seconds.list
>>> -r--r--r--    1 ftp      ftp           160 Jul 08 15:13 md5checksum
>>> dr-xr-xr-x    7 ftp      ftp          4096 Dec 27  2016 software
>> Must have been moments after I checked.  Proposed patch attached. 
> Thanks, I installed that.
> By the way, I checked ftp://time.nist.gov/pub/leap-seconds.list just now, and it
> is still the old version for me. Perhaps it depends on the luck of the draw from
> round-robin DNS? Still, it's odd that you seem to be luckier than I. I contacted
> I just now tried again and got, and it's also the
> old version. Are you using a particular IP address that you know is more
> up-to-date?

He quoted the direct FTP site ftp://ftp.nist.gov/pub/time/ not the RR DNS time
server sites ftp://time.nist.gov/pub/, which are busy and to which connects
often fail, possibly because some of those RR DNS sites no longer support public
FTP and/or provide leap-seconds.list (previously checked access to the target
for each time server, not whether the service was accessible).

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

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