News: Leap Second Adjustment - 30th June 2015

Published: 29/06/2015

Dear Valued Customer,

This is an announcement to inform you about the "leap second adjustment" which will happen at midnight Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) June 30th 2015.


What is it about ?

One-second adjustment is occasionally applied to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) in order to keep its time of day close to mean solar time. Without this correction time defined by Earth's rotation goes away from atomic time because of irregularities in the Earth's rate of rotation. Leap seconds are added since 1972 and 25 such extra seconds have been inserted. This means that the last minute of June 30th, 2015 will have 61 seconds; clocks will show an extra second 23:59:60 on that day between 23:59:59 and 00:00:00. This extra second is called a leap second. There have been 25 such leap seconds since 1972 - the last one took place on June 30th, 2012.

You can read the full article in Wikipedia here => https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leap_second.


How It Affects you

Although all preventive actions have been taken from our network side in all the Datacenters, the leap second adjustment might affect you in OS and/or Application level.


We recommend the following articles for RedHat and Windows Users:


https://access.redhat.com/articles/15145
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/909614


We are by your side

NetShop engineers will be available to assist you for any problems you may encounter in your Dedicated/VPS Servers as well as troubleshoot any errors in your Windows or Linux based applications/software.


Simply raise a ticket to support@netshop-isp.com.cy or visit us on Live chat at www.netshop-isp.com.cy