Possible abuse from fetching the leap second file

Hal Murray hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Aug 15 21:09:07 UTC 2016

kurt at roeckx.be said:
> You don't need to "update things".  Just point ntp.conf at that file.
> With update things I was just thinking that I would need to add a trigger
> when tzdata is update so I can either reload the config file or restart
> ntpd, depending on what's needed to get it to check the file.

If you send SIGHUP to ntpd it will reload a new file.  You can see that in syslog or the ntpd log file.

If you do nothing, ntpd checks once a day so it will pick up the new version within 24 hours.

SIGHUP will kill ntp classic so doing nothing seems like the conservative approach.  I think it's good enough.

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