[LEAPSECS] Leap Sec vs Y2K

Paul Sheer p at 2038bug.com
Sat Dec 11 18:11:55 EST 2010

On Sat, 2010-12-11 at 22:35 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:

> In message <1292102703.24926.29.camel at localhost>, Paul Sheer writes:


> >Apply this principle as follows: ACCEPT that there are servers

> >and desktops all over the world are MISCONFIGURED and do NOT

> >have second-accurate syncronization, and are NEVER going to

> >have second-accurate syncronization.


> Ohh we do, we most certainly do.


> But that does not allow us to ignore the servers which are

> synchronized and which need to be synchronized to work.


I disagree. It very much allows us to ignore those servers
from a standards point of view.

This is because by-and-large software is written for the "lowest
common denominator".


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