[time-nuts] NIST UT1 NTP server results

Bob Camp kb8tq at n1k.org
Sat Jul 23 12:11:44 EDT 2016


I agree that there are more considerations than simply changing the world over
to UT1. My guess is that the TimeNuts list is unlikely to answer those questions. 
We *could* get a handful of servers running. Experimenting with them is likely
a prerequisite to any change down the road. 


> On Jul 23, 2016, at 11:52 AM, Steve Allen <sla at ucolick.org> wrote:
> On Sat 2016-07-23T10:10:07 -0400, Bob Camp hath writ:
>> Ok, so now what we need are at least 5 other public UT1 NTP servers so you can properly
>> synch up to a set of them.
> If this turns into a serious thing then it deserves consideration
> whether such servers should be UT1, or instead UT2.
> UT2 was the standard in the CCIR recommendations for radio broadcasts
> before UTC with leap seconds (and in fact it was specified as the
> underlying time scale in the first version of the CCIR leap second
> document) specifically because it was smoother than UT1 over the
> course of a year.
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