[LEAPSECS] Rubber seconds

Ask Bjørn Hansen ask at develooper.com
Wed Jan 25 17:54:11 EST 2012

On Jan 25, 2012, at 1:05, Michael Sokolov wrote:

> I vigorously advocate only the general idea of rubberization. The

> exact mode of rubberization is up to each individual implementor in

> practice.

Why do we even try coordinating our clock-ticking if that's okay?

> Alice and Bob may choose two different rubberization schemes, but the

> magnitude of the difference between their clock readings can't exceed

> 1 s at any point.

How should public NTP servers behave during the leap second period if there's no agreed upon "rubberization scheme"?



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