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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
After over 18 months of development at various intensity and final weeks of really intensive development and testing, the time has come for PTPd 2.3.1 to see the light of day. Although disappointingly late (leap second announcement has just started), it is definitely worth the upgrade. The changelog is quite a long list, perhaps too… Read More.
Network Time Foundation exists “to fix and prevent your headaches regarding Network Time”. One such headache that is sure to generate a lot of noise this year is the upcoming leap second to be introduced world-wide as the last second of June 2015. With this blog post and with software updates (see article by Harlan… Read More.