[LEAPSECS] stale leap second information

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at phk.freebsd.dk
Fri Jan 16 04:09:27 EST 2015

In message <20150116020949.9753140600C at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net>, Hal Mu
rray writes:

>Is DNS light weight enough that it's not worth the effort to avoid extra 
>Can the DNS TTL be used for that?  I'm not a DNS wizard, but I don't think 
>the data files feeding the current DNS servers are setup to process 
>valid-until-xxxx.  A cron job could update the TTL each night.

Not quite.

You put a file on the server that says "You can serve these entries
with a TTL of (whatever number of seconds you like).

Clients do a lookup and get the TTL and don't need to do another
lookup until the TTL expires.

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