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.
Judah Levine and Poul-Henning Kamp have each been invited to give different talks about NTP algorithms in September, near Paris. These talks will be given at the VI International Time Scale Algorithms Symposium and Tutorials at Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) conference in Sevres, France. Judah Levine (NIST, USA) is talking about An… Read More.
Network Time Foundation is very pleased to announce that Rob Seaman has joined the staff as a Senior Temporal Advisor. Rob Seaman chairs the Working Group on Time Domain Astronomy of the International Astronomical Union, and is a member of the IAU WG on Coordinated Universal Time. Rob was an organizer of two international colloquia… Read More.
June 30, 2015 by Solomon Israel, CBC News Most days last for 86,400 seconds, but June 30, 2015, will last for 86,401. Because the Earth doesn’t rotate at a constant speed, scientists have taken to adding the occasional leap second to keep international timekeeping in line with the world’s super-accurate atomic clocks. Why we’re turning our clocks ever-so-slightly back The last… Read More.
June 29, 2015 – Network Time Foundation has released its next stable release of NTP, 4.2.8p3, which includes a fix for a minor security issue, many bug fixes, and some new features including leap second experimental options. Here are some highlights: –2837 makes it easier to distribute time packets with the right priority settings on… Read More.
Network Time Foundation has been accepted to participate in Google Summer of Code 2015. This will be the seventh time where NTP or Network Time Foundation has participated by mentoring students in GSoC. Google Summer of Code is a global program that offers students stipends to write code for open source projects. The projects and… Read More.
Network Time Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new Board Members: Brian Reid, Ph.D. and Eugene Spafford, Ph.D.. All of the board members are looking forward to working together and helping NTF fulfill its mission and significantly improve the state of network time. Please visit http://nwtime.org/about/our-team/ntf-staff/ for more information.
OK, maybe in our dreams. David L. Mills will always be the Father of Time to Harlan, and Prof. Mills was the first member of NTF’s Technical Advisory Board. And independent of these things, Open Source Software needs to be supported — Network Time in general and NTP in particular. Network Time Foundation’s mission is… Read More.