Is Hipchat Server affected by Leap Second?

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Problem

A leap second is a one-second adjustment that is occasionally applied to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) in order to keep its time of day close to the mean solar time. The most recent leap second insertion happened on June 30, 2012 at 23:59:60 and caused disruptions in computing systems all around the world.

Resolution

Hipchat Server runs an NTP (Network Time Protocol) service that is resilient to leap second. As such, no action is required at the user or administrator level to prevent Hipchat Server from being affected by problems related to leap second.

Last modified on Jan 19, 2018

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