[LEAPSECS] DNS examples

Steffen Nurpmeso sdaoden at yandex.com
Fri Jan 23 16:33:28 EST 2015

"Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk> wrote:
 |In message <20150123123330.llBzYdw5%sdaoden at yandex.com>, Steffen \
 |Nurpmeso write
 |>|Bulletin C is issued whether or not a leap second occasion \
 |>|(currently June and December, but could be any month) corresponds \
 |>|to an actual leap second.  The encoding (as in PHK’s example) \
 |>|should be able to represent a positive, negative or absent leap second.
 |>That doesn't make sense to me.  An absent leap second doesn't
 |>change the TAI-UTC drift, so why would you update the record?
 |>Shall an announcment be taken back for whatever reason, the old
 |>record had to be restored.
 |It's the difference between "have not been told that X will happen"
 |and  "have been told that X will not happen."

Ok, if the RR is meant as a regular distribution service for the
IERS information then that would make absolutely sense to me.


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