Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Sunday July 01, 2012

‘Leap Second’ Bug Wreaks Havoc Across Web

We reported on the addition of a one second to the world’s clocks yesterday to correct for the Earth’s rotation, but since the one second was added last night at 7:59pm ET, some systems around the Internet couldn’t seem to handle the discrepancy of time. It’s Dأ©jأ  vu all over again. big grin

Many computing systems use what’s called the Network Time Protocol, or NTP, to keep themselves in sync with the world’s atomic clocks, and when an extra second is added, some just don’t know how to handle it.