[LEAPSECS] Windows Server 2019

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Thu Jul 19 04:44:35 EDT 2018

> As a IT professional, and author of date/time libraries, I cannot stress
> enough how much a standard is needed here. We are going to have both UTC
> (with leap seconds) and systems that smear ("UT-Smear") and there is
> currently no agreed way to define the latter or move from one to the other. I
> strongly suspect that Microsoft is going to have to define a smear in order
> to meet old APIs, but this really should be something well defined by a
> standard, not invented by a company. 

I think there is a semi-standard emerging for NTP.

There are several big companies running smearing servers.  I think they have 
all agreed to use the same parameters.  I think that's linear over 24 hours, 
12 before the leap and 12 after.  I'll dig deeper if it matters.

These are my opinions.  I hate spam.

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