[LEAPSECS] Bloomberg announced its smear

Tom Van Baak tvb at LeapSecond.com
Wed Sep 28 08:27:01 EDT 2016

> Hm, IMO the advantage of the initial smear approach (24 hours before the
> leap second) is that smearing is finished as soon as the leap second has
> occurred, so the beginning of the next UTC day /hour / minute is accurate.


I suspect your idea only works in cases when the time server is instantaneously jamming time to a stateless client. But there is often some level of filtering and so the client will necessarily lag the server. In this case the client will not have accurate UTC until many time constants after midnight.


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