Solar Flares Can Affect Satellite Time

From QRZNOW.com Dr. Tamitha Skov says: Direct Hit! NASA prediction shows the Earth-directed solar storm will hit us on November 9, but NOAA says it will hit on November 8. Either way expect amateur radio and GPS/GNSS issues starting around November 7. Aurora could be visible to mid-latitudes, with shows down to The Netherlands and… Read More.

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p8 security patch

Network Time Foundation Releases ntp-4.2.8-p8 Security Release NTF announced the release of ntp-4.2.8p8 on 2 June 2016. This release contains fixes for one high and four low severity security-related issues, a four bug fixes and contains other improvements since ntp-4.2.8p7, which was released on 26 April 2016. See the 2 June 2016 Security Announcement for… Read More.

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p7 security patch

Network Time Foundation Releases ntp-4.2.8-p7 Security Release NTF announced the release of ntp-4.2.8p7 on 26 April 2016. This release contains fixes for nine low and medium severity security-related issues, two security issue mitigations, 16 bug fixes, and code improvements since ntp-4.2.8p6, which was released on 19 January 2016. See the 26 April 2016 Security Announcement… Read More.

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p6 security patch

January 2016 NTP 4.2.8p6 Security Vulnerability Announcement NTF announced the release of ntp-4.2.8p6 on 19 January 2016. This release contains nine security-related fixes, two security issue mitigations, and some minor bug fixes and code improvements since NTP 4.2.8p5, which was released on 7 January 2016. Bug 2948 / CVE-2015-8158: Potential Infinite Loop in ntpq CVSS2:… Read More.

NTF releases NTP Security patches in ntp-4.2.8p4

Network Time Foundation (NTF) releases ntp-4.2.8p4 containing several security patches. NTF’s NTP Project has released ntp-4.2.8p4, which fixes thirteen (13) low- and medium-severity security bugs and also includes about 100 bug fixes and code improvements since 4.2.8p3, which was released on the 29th of June, 2015. Here is a summary, and see NTF’s NTP Project’s… Read More.

Master NTP Repositories on github!

Network Time Foundation (NTF) is pleased to announce master NTP repositories on github! Many people have asked for the NTP Sources to be published under git and we’re very happy to be able to offer git access to the master repository of NTF’s Reference Implementation of NTP. Check it out, at https://github.com/ntp-project/ntp . We have… Read More.

Are you ready for the leap second?

Are you ready for the leap second on 30 June 2015?  These are uncommon — they happen on average about every 18 months’  time but sometimes there can be several years’ time between them.  This one is a bit special.  While they usually happen on 31 December, this one happens on 30 June, and instead… Read More.

Secure your NTP configuration

My ACM Queue article, “Securing the Network Time Protocol – Crackers discover how to use NTP as a weapon for abuse” has been published. The article talks about: how to secure your NTP configuration how many bug fixes and improvements have been made to the code over the past many releases offers some conjectures as… Read More.

Help NTF join the Combined Federal Campaign!

Jan, 2015 THANKS — You Did It!!! Thanks to all who donated and to our new Institutional and Individual members, we hit our goal to qualify for the Combined Federal Campaign! –Network Time Foundation Staff and Volunteers wish you a great 2015! ————————————————– NTF wants to participate in the Combined Federal Campaign, and we need… Read More.

Is a Charitable Donation in our future?

If you’re a US taxpayer, individual or corporation, a charitable donation to NTF could help us both. ┬áReally. The Federal Government wants to make it easy for folks to support registered charities.Towards that end, qualifying individuals may be able to donate and deduct up to 50% of their adjusted gross income to qualifying charities. Network… Read More.