The ntpd leap status is not reset after inserting a leap second

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Issue

  • The ntpd leap status is not reset after inserting a leap second.
  • After inserting a leap second the ntpd server continues to announce an upcoming leap second.
  • Why is the leap flag(leap=01) still observed even after June 30 2015 leap second insertion in Red Hat Enterprise Linux ?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 [ntp client and server ]
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 [ntp client and server ]
  • NTP server configured using ntp version 4.2.6

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