[time-nuts] Google public NTP service

Mike S mikes at flatsurface.com
Wed Nov 30 16:44:57 EST 2016

On 11/30/2016 3:35 PM, Gary E. Miller wrote:

> Not true.  NTP has provision for arbitrrary extensions to an ntp packet.
> See RFC 5905. https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc5905.txt section 7.3:

HA! ntp (the implementation) doesn't follow the RFC, which says that ntp
(the protocol) is supposed to count seconds in an epoch. It doesn't, it
deliberately miscounts when there's a leap second. Instead of simply
counting seconds like TAI, it's broken just like POSIX.

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