"Critical service to all those who depend on time – which happens to be everyone!!"
Thomas Timmons, DVM
"Without accurate timekeeping planes don’t fly, spaceships don’t fly, satellites don’t get into orbit, probes to other worlds don’t work."
"NTP is one of those quiet miracles working in the background keeping things ticking steadily and synchronized."
"There are billions of devices and NTP clients in operation around the globe. The NTP servers at NIST alone are currently answering more than 20 billion NTP queries per day, with steadily growing traffic."
"If you really appreciate having accurate time everywhere, dropping some coin over at the Network Time Foundation might be a good idea."
"Every networked device is time-synchronized using something called the Network Time Protocol. NTP is one of the many technologies which assures accurate time-keeping everywhere. It’s where that accurate time signal comes from – copies of NTP running on servers everywhere sync to networked time sources, also everywhere."
"Essential work – my thanks to everyone involved."
"Accurate time is beyond essential for infosec – Thank You"
"Thanks for keeping everything in sync!"
"We all depend on this, kick in what you can!"
Julie L. Baumler
"Our lab ran NTP on our Sun workstations back in the 1980’s and I’ve been using it ever since, so happy to throw a tip into the jar."
"Definitely a good cause. NTP is what keeps the whole Internet in sync."
"Working on large scale system and network management related field, it’s very important to have servers knowing the same, accurate time."
"Security and outage investigations both require logs from many distributed systems. Logs being out of sync prevents me from doing my job."
"As a radio amateur, time is important to keep transceivers on the correct frequency."
"I work in the television industry and every second matters."
"From computer systems to amateur radio, accurate time is important for calibration of equipment and security."
"Accurate network time is what makes it possible to correlate information from around the world."
"To ensure an accurate time reference for security, login and auditing, a variety of systems depend on accurate time."
"Network time is a core network building block. A requirement for almost any communication."
"The world needs to have accurate time. There are more devices than ever."
"As crypto becomes more pervasive, the concept of having exact time available to all is incredibly critical."
"Network Time is one of the things that many take for granted, despite its usefulness and importance. While there’s nothing much I can do to change that, I’d just like to do what I can to help."
"Knowing the time isn’t important, until it is…"
"Don’t stop! Keep up the great and impactful work…"