Re: Predictable Internet Time

Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name> Tue, 03 January 2017 17:03 UTC

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Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 12:03:29 -0500
From: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>
To: Phillip Hallam-Baker <phill@hallambaker.com>, =?UTF-8?Q?Patrik_F=C3=A4ltstr=C3=B6m?= <paf@frobbit.se>
Subject: Re: Predictable Internet Time
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Hi Phillip,

--On January 3, 2017 at 11:33:14 AM -0500 Phillip Hallam-Baker 
<phill@hallambaker.com>; wrote:

> Contrary to what the calendar people tell me, these issues are not
> 'difficult'. What is difficult is using programs that make unfounded
> assumptions about the adjustments to apply rather than letting these be
> set by the user.
>

Speaking as a "calendar" person - yes it is difficult but those 
difficulties are well understood and we have options in place for dealing 
with them. In particular, the tzdist protocol (RFC7808) provides an option 
for a more automated way to distribute the IANA tz data - including leap 
seconds. Leveraging that technology (with some additions for added security 
if needed) might be an option.

-- 
Cyrus Daboo