StorSimple 8000 Series Not Vulnerable to Leap Second Addition

StorSimple 8000 series devices use Windows Time Service working as an NTP client. The Windows Time service does not indicate the value of the Leap Indicator when the Windows Time service receives a packet that includes a leap second. (The Leap Indicator indicates whether an impending leap second is to be inserted or deleted in the last minute of the current day.) Therefore, after the leap second occurs, the NTP client that is running Windows Time service is one second faster than the actual time. This time difference is resolved at the next time synchronization.

Comments (1)

  1. Marc Wermund says:

    Are the 5000/7000 series adversely affected seeing as how they are based on a linux kernel as compared to the 8000 and its windows kernel?

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