Accomplishments Q1 2017 – Community Update

Network Time Foundation 2017 Q1 Accomplishments Firstly, thank you to all our generous members and donors. Because of your continued support Network Time Foundation was able to accomplish great things in the first quarter of 2017. As a non-profit organization, it is all of you who help NTF produce and maintain open-source network time software vital… Read More.

Support Network Time Foundation

Time is our most valuable asset From personal online banking to business management services we all rely on time daily – even when we don’t realize it. Network Time Foundation produces the highest quality open-source products that ensure free public access to precise measurements and management of time. While Network Time Foundation’s precision time software is open-source… Read More.

Outdated Versions of NTP Leaving Users Vulnerable

NTP version 4 was first released in 2003, why haven’t you upgraded? Network Time Protocol version 3 remains a security risk to the Internet and, unfortunately, there is a good chance that many people reading this post are part of the problem. Network Time Foundation released version 4 of the NTP daemon in August of… Read More.

WSTS in San Jose April 3-6

WSTS will take place in San Jose California, see this link for Agenda and other info. The 26th Annual Workshop on Synchronization and Timing Systems (WSTS), sponsored by NIST and ATIS, is a vendor-neutral technology workshop that will address evolving sync requirements, as well as the roll-out of new sync systems and standards, and how… Read More.

NTP – Just Keeps on Ticking

Some rumors have been flying around the Network Time Protocol world regarding the security and validity of the NTP Project’s code, developed and maintained by Network Time Foundation. NTF’s president, Harlan Stenn, sat down with Bruce Byfield to get to the bottom of these rumors. Bruce’s post, A Rift in the NTP World, explains the… Read More.

Leap Second handling via Leap Smearing

What is a leap second? Because the earth’s rotation is gradually slowing, approximately every 18 months’ time we need to add an “extra” second to the clock. We must account for this second to keep accurate time. Although one second doesn’t seem like a big deal, over time those seconds would add up. It’s best… Read More.

RNT Foundation Joins NTF

The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation is NTF’s Newest Member! The Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation (RNTFnd) and Network Time Foundation (NTF) have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of the various Network Time projects. To that end, Dana Goward, President of RNTFnd, introduced NTF’s Harlan Stenn to the National Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and… Read More.

NTF Selected by the CFC

The Network Time Foundation is proud to be selected by the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) to participate in this years federal employees giving campaign. Do you ever wonder how clocks all over the world, and even in space, are able to maintain the correct time? We have. Keeping precise time on computers and across networks… 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.