EVENT: NTF to attend ISPCS Symposium in Beijing

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.

Network Time Protocol & GSoC 2015 wrap-up

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.

Paul Mace & Rich Garling join NTF

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 Security – NTS replacing Autokey

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.

NTP Interview with Harlan Aug2015

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 NTP Project gets support from Linux Foundation

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.

NTP Algorithms talks at BIPM

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.

Rob Seaman joins NTF as a Senior Advisor

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.

Leap second is no Y2K bug

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.

NTF Releases ntp 4.2.8p3 Including Leap Second Updates

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.