[time-nuts] Google public NTP service

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Wed Nov 30 15:14:14 EST 2016

Yo Michael!

On Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:21:39 +0000
Michael Rothwell <michael at rothwell.us> wrote:

> ... was just announced.
> https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2016/11/making-every-leap-second-count-with-our-new-public-NTP-servers.html?m=1

I sort of see where they are coming from, but this will cause problems.

The NTP packets google sends out have no way to be marked as 'not UTC'.
Given how promiscuous people are sharing NTP chimers these 'not UTC' 
chimers will get into the mix.  When they diverge from the real UTC servers
it will sorely confuse NTP clients.

I would support an RFC to mark the type a time an chimer is servings.
Not only smeared and UTC, but also TAI, UT, UT0, UT1, UT2, ET, TDT, TDB, 
TT, TCG, TCB, GPS, etc...

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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