Network Time Foundation Publishes NTP 4.2.8-p10

Network Time Foundation publishes NTP 4.2.8p10, with security, bug and information fixes, and enhancements As part of the Mozilla Foundation’s Secure Open Source (SOS) program they conducted a security audit of the NTP codebase. This release addresses the issues found along with a zero origin security bug. NTF’s Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project released ntp-428p10… Read More.

Time is running out for NTP

InfoWorld 28 Nov, 2016 by Fahmida Y. Rashid Everyone benefits from Network Time Protocol, but the project struggles to pay its sole maintainer or fund its various initiatives. (NTP and other network time projects are all managed through Network Time Foundation (NTF), a 501c3 non-profit). There are two types of open source projects: those with… Read More.

Network Time Foundation Publishes NTP 4.2.8p9

Network Time Foundation publishes NTP 4.2.8p9, with security, bug fixes, and enhancements NTF’s Network Time Protocol (NTP) Project released ntp-4.2.8p9 on 21 November 2016, its first update since ntp-4.2.8p8 was released in June. The latest version addresses the following: 1 HIGH severity vulnerability that only affects Windows 2 MEDIUM severity vulnerabilities 2 MEDIUM/LOW severity vulnerabilities… Read More.

Solar Flares Can Affect Satellite Time

From Dr. Tamitha Skov says: Direct Hit! NASA prediction shows the Earth-directed solar storm will hit us on November 9, but NOAA says it will hit on November 8. Either way expect amateur radio and GPS/GNSS issues starting around November 7. Aurora could be visible to mid-latitudes, with shows down to The Netherlands and… Read More.

Leap Second 2016 is fast approaching

There will be a Leap Second on December 31st at 23:59:59 pm UTC. Are you ready? This 2015 Bloomberg article is a good overview of how some different organizations handle the leap second. Make sure that your instance of  Network Time Protocol (NTP) is up to date. Network Time Foundation needs funding to get… Read More.

NTF Accomplishments – Update to the Community

Network Time Foundation wants to highlight the following accomplishments for the first and second quarters of 2016: We are very excited to announce two new institutional members joining NTF’s NTP (Network Time Protocol) Consortium:             Blue Coat Systems      &       Spectracom

New Features for PTPd

PTPd Announcement: Clock driver API, full Linux PHC support / hardware timestamping, VLAN and bonding support, multiple clock support Welcome to the 21st century, it’s about time… What’s happening Since the beginning of January I have made significant progress with hardware timestamping work for ptpd. The code is currently in my branch,, and hopefully will… Read More.

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p6 security patch

January 2016 NTP 4.2.8p6 Security Vulnerability Announcement NTF announced the release of ntp-4.2.8p6 on 19 January 2016. This release contains nine security-related fixes, two security issue mitigations, and some minor bug fixes and code improvements since NTP 4.2.8p5, which was released on 7 January 2016. Bug 2948 / CVE-2015-8158: Potential Infinite Loop in ntpq CVSS2:… 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.

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.