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    The Leap Second Behaviour of NTP Servers

    Malone, David (2016) The Leap Second Behaviour of NTP Servers. In: Traffic Monitoring and Analysis Workshop (TMA 2016), 7-8 April 2016, Louvain La Neuve, Belgium.

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    The NTP network is an important part of the Internet’s infrastructure, and one of the most challenging times for the NTP network is around leap seconds. In this paper we look at the behaviour of public servers in the NTP network in 2005 and over the period from 2008 to present, focusing on leap seconds. We review the evolution of the NTP reference implementation with respect to leap seconds and show how the behaviour of the network has changed since 2005. Our results show that although the network’s performance has certain problems, these seem to be reducing over time.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Keywords: NTP; Leap Seconds; Internet Measurement;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematics and Statistics
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 10061
    Depositing User: Dr. David Malone
    Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2018 15:12
    Refereed: Yes
      Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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