[LEAPSECS] stale leap second information

Hal Murray 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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