[LEAPSECS] LEAPSECS Digest, Vol 82, Issue 6

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Sat Aug 10 15:36:29 EDT 2013

In message <52068FC6.2050008 at cox.net>, Greg Hennessy writes:

>> No, there are three classes of systems:


>> 1. Those which ignore leapseconds

>> 2. Those which handle the leapseconds

>> 3. Those which depend on leapseconds


>> Estimated ratios: 10,000,000 : 1,000 : 1


>Who estimated these, and where is the citation?

It is my own estimate.

>I for one don't think only 1 out of 1000 computers synch their time

>via a ntp like process.

First of all, the word is "systems" not "computers".

Second, count the zeros: The ratio is 1:10,000, not 1:1,000

Poul-Henning Kamp | UNIX since Zilog Zeus 3.20
phk at FreeBSD.ORG | TCP/IP since RFC 956
FreeBSD committer | BSD since 4.3-tahoe
Never attribute to malice what can adequately be explained by incompetence.

More information about the LEAPSECS mailing list