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 – 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.
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.
“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.
Richard Garling and Wojciech Owczarek will be attending the 2015 ISPCS – International IEEE Symposium on Precision Clock Synchronization for Measurement, Control and Communication. Come talk with us about Network Time Protocol, PTP, General Timestamp and other time projects at the Plugfest or technical conference starting October 11th – October 16th. We hope to see… Read More.
Google Summer of Code 2015 – NTF’s NTP projects are heading to the finish line We are excited to be approaching the last phase of Network Time Foundation’s sponsorship in GSoC 2015! There was great participation from the Mentors and Students both, and their work has already been put to use in improving Network Time… Read More.
Network Time Foundation (NTF) is pleased to announce that Paul Mace has been added to our Board of Directors, and Rich Garling joins our staff as Program Manager. Paul Mace is a former Marine Corps Navigator, pilot and software pioneer. His career in hi-tech extends from pioneering the field of Data Recovery, through launching television… Read More.
Network Time Foundation is Improving its NTP Project Security with NTS – Network Time Security Project First, some history about Network Time Protocol (NTP) and authentication. NTP saw its original cryptographic authentication code back around 1992, in the ntp3 distribution, when it used MD5 hashes to authenticate remote configuration requests. This was a “private key”… Read More.
NTF’s Harlan Stenn was interviewed about NTP recently by FLOSS Weekly’s Randal L. Schwartz and Dan Lynch (while Dan was vacationing in France) in which Randal was quoted as saying “it was the geekiest show he’s ever done”. FLOSS Weekly is a free and open-source software (FLOSS) themed netcast from the TWiT Network. We think… Read More.
NTF’s Program Manager, Rich Garling, extends his appreciation to the Linux Foundation/CII for its renewed support for a portion of Harlan Stenn’s vitally important development efforts on Network Time Foundation’s NTP Project. Please read Charles Babcock’s Information Week article Linux Foundation funds NTP’s Father Time for additional information on this essential project. NTF also wants… Read More.