[LEAPSECS] Leap Sec vs Y2K
Hornaday, Tem T III CIV SPAWARSYSCEN-PACIFIC, 52350
tem.hornaday at navy.mil
Fri Dec 10 19:31:25 EST 2010
"People, I just want to say, you know, can we all get along?"
From: leapsecs-bounces at leapsecond.com [mailto:leapsecs-bounces at leapsecond.com] On Behalf Of Paul Sheer
Sent: Friday, December 10, 2010 4:04 PM
To: Leap Second Discussion List
Subject: Re: [LEAPSECS] Leap Sec vs Y2K
in future, please read my email before you reply.
The fact that you INSIST that our timestamps being seconds or minutes off MUST be a problem for my company,
WHEREAS it is definitively NOT a problem, is perplexing to me.
Ohh, so you have heard of NTP, but have zero clue about how to
configure it correctly ?
why must i learn something so rarely required in practice?
think of competence as a limited resource just like RAM or hard-drive life. Now,
software is ALREADY written to work around the minor problem of computers being out of time-sync due to 10s of thousands "incompetent" sys admins.
yours is a solution looking for a problem. And even more bizarre is that you basically admit that your NTP is broken: it only works properly *if* "configured correctly". Surely good software should auto-configure and work correctly by default?????
No instead your solution requires everyone on the planet to "suddenly stop being incompetent". But this is off the topic.
I pity your customers.
Then you must also pity 99.999% of the software users on the planet all of which are not affected by missing NTP configurations.
I would pity them if you worked for us. You would spend all your dev time obsessing over time-stamps,
while neglecting the important features that help our customers generate revenue out of their subscribers.
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