Outdated Versions of NTP Leaving Users Vulnerable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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.