Leap Second

Published: 2005-12-31
Last Updated: 2005-12-31 20:36:52 UTC
by Deborah Hale (Version: 1)
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Just a reminder that tonight is one of those special times that we see some strange things.  One of those things is the fact that 12-31-2005 23:59:60 UTC is not the same as 01-01-2006 00:00:00 UTC (and it is just before midnight UTC that the leap second will be inserted), but most OSes can't handle a 61 second minute.  So when reviewing your logs next Tuesday morning remember to cross reference the times.  If you use NTP to sync machine times, your clock should gradually adjust back to the correct time and you'll probably never notice.

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