Hard Truths from Harvard Business Review

There are some hard truths to swallow about the current state of OSS contained within this article published by Harvard Business Review. While the article discusses in-depth Network Time Protocol (NTP) and Harlan Stenn’s long hours spent coding, it doesn’t reference Network Time Foundation by name even once. This has been an ongoing problem. Articles are written… Read More.

Harlan Stenn Interviewed on CyberMatters Radio

On June 4th, Mark Graff interviewed Harlan Stenn on CyberMatters Radio as part of the “Hidden Heroes” series they are producing. You may already know about NTP and network time.  This interview is still worth a listen! It gives a great overview of NTP, network time in general and the impact it has on our… Read More.

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 QRZNOW.com 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. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-06-28/with-61-seconds-in-a-minute-markets-brace-for-trouble 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, https://github.com/wowczarek/ptpd/tree/wowczarek-2.3.2-hwtest, and hopefully will… Read More.