[LEAPSECS] stale leap second information
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Tue Jan 13 13:44:01 EST 2015
> If I understand the provenance, BIPM is responsible for maintaining atomic
> time and TAI, IERS is responsible maintaining for UT1 and Leap Seconds, and
> ITU is responsible for "time dissemination". Whats not so clear, and it
> would be reassuring to know, is how the information is officially shared
> between these bodies and to what degree its automated.
I don't think the ITU does any actual dissemination. They don't run any
servers or radio transmitters.
I picture the ITU as a level higher than that. They coordinate things like
"We all agree to use leap seconds and BIPM will figure out when they happen."
These are my opinions. I hate spam.
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