[LEAPSECS] current / future state of UT1 access?

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Wed Mar 21 04:50:17 UTC 2018

Yo Hal!

On Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:57:58 -0700
Hal Murray via devel <devel at ntpsec.org> wrote:

> >> About time the NTP told the user what time is being served?  
> >Yes.
> > It should got into an extension block.  
> It seems like a wild goose chase to me.  We should focus on
> distributing UTC.

I'm fine with that, but these weird new companies named Google and
Facebook have different ideas.

And then those weird astonomy people using NTP to distribute UT1.

We can ignore them, they'll just go away, right?
> > It should got into an extension block.
> > Two, one for time base, one for PPS source. ...  
> The PPS idea is misleading.  We shouldn't bless any special way of
> getting time.

I pretty much agree, the differences in PPS are beneath the 
typical jitter of NTP on the net.  For now.

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