Network Time Foundation Publishes NTP 4.2.8p9

Network Time Foundation publishes NTP 4.2.8p9, with security, bug fixes, and enhancements NTF’s Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project released ntp-4.2.8p9 on 21 November 2016, its first update since ntp-4.2.8p8 was released in June. The latest version addresses the following: 1 HIGH severity vulnerability that only affects Windows 2 MEDIUM severity vulnerabilities 2 MEDIUM/LOW severity vulnerabilities… Read More.

Leap Second 2016 is fast approaching

There will be a Leap Second on December 31st at 23:59:59 pm UTC. Are you ready? This 2015 Bloomberg article is a good overview of how some different organizations handle the leap second. Make sure that your instance of  Network Time Protocol (NTP) is up to date. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-28/with-61-seconds-in-a-minute-markets-brace-for-trouble Network Time Foundation needs funding to get… Read More.

The Importance of Supporting Open Source

Here is a great five-minute Ignite Tampa 2016 talk by Jacob Redding on supporting open source software. You can view the slides here. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, NTF relies on institutional and individual membership dues, and in return we provide our members with advanced security notifications and patches, collaborative feature planning, priority bug fixes, and… Read More.

NTF Accomplishments – Update to the Community

Network Time Foundation wants to highlight the following accomplishments for the first and second quarters of 2016: We are very excited to announce two new institutional members joining NTF’s NTP (Network Time Protocol) Consortium:             Blue Coat Systems      &       Spectracom

EVENT: NTF to present at The Science of Time Symposium

Harlan Stenn of Network Time Foundation is presenting a talk entitled “When?”  It’s a Basic Question That We Ask All the… Time at The Science of Time Symposium in Cambridge, MA, June 5-9. We hope you can join Harlan, Danny and Sue at this first annual Science of Time Symposium. The following is from the… Read More.

NTF’s NTP Project and Linux Foundation/CII Update

Network Time Foundation wishes to thank the Linux Foundation’s Core Internet Initiative project for renewing its direct contracts with Harlan Stenn and Poul-Henning Kamp. These contracts cover approximately 35 hours a month of Harlan’s valuable NTP development work and almost a full day every week for Poul-Henning’s beneficial work on Ntimed. The rest of the… Read More.

NTP Security Issues as Big Move Looms

Harlan Stenn Tackles NTP Security Issues as Big Move Looms 28March2016 – InformationWeek – by Charles Babcock There’s not a business in existence today whose operations don’t rely on the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Harlan Stenn is the chief maintainer of NTP. In the past year, security researchers have raised a number of concerns about… Read More.

NTF 2015 Accomplishments

NTF 2015 Accomplishments – a Report to the Community At Network Time Foundation, we are very passionate about time. In 2015, we accomplished a lot, though, like most open source projects (also see), our budget was quite constrained, so financial support and/or volunteering was, and still is, welcomed. Significant progress was made on PTPd, Ntimed,… Read More.

NTP 4.2.8p5 Release Announcement

January 2016 NTP 4.2.8p5 Security Vulnerability Announcement NTP 4.2.8p5, released on 7 January 2016, contains two security-related issues and several minor bug fixes and code improvements since NTP 4.2.8p4, which was released on 21 October 2015. Bug 2956: CVE-2015-5300 Small-step/Big-step This issue was published in October by Boston University. When it was first discovered, we… Read More.

Taking stock of time

“You may delay, but time will not.”- Benjamin Franklin We offer our sincere thanks to all of the organizations and people who contributed and supported Network Time Foundation’s efforts to implement, develop and advance the Precision Time Protocol (PTP) and Network Time Protocol (NTP) Standards and projects over this past year. Your help has been… Read More.