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.

2016 Accomplishments – Update to the Community

Network Time Foundation 2016 Accomplishments Technical Milestones 5 stable releases of NTP January 7: ntp-4.2.8p5 was released with 2 low & medium security fixes, and minor bug fixes and improvements. January 19: ntp-4.2.8p6 was released with 9 low & medium security fixes and 2 security mitigations. April 16: ntp-4.2.8p7 was released with 11 low &… 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

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p8 security patch

Network Time Foundation Releases ntp-4.2.8-p8 Security Release NTF announced the release of ntp-4.2.8p8 on 2 June 2016. This release contains fixes for one high and four low severity security-related issues, a four bug fixes and contains other improvements since ntp-4.2.8p7, which was released on 26 April 2016. See the 2 June 2016 Security Announcement for… Read More.

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p7 security patch

Network Time Foundation Releases ntp-4.2.8-p7 Security Release NTF announced the release of ntp-4.2.8p7 on 26 April 2016. This release contains fixes for nine low and medium severity security-related issues, two security issue mitigations, 16 bug fixes, and code improvements since ntp-4.2.8p6, which was released on 19 January 2016. See the 26 April 2016 Security Announcement… Read More.

NTP Security Issues as Big Move Looms

Harlan Stenn Tackles NTP Security Issues as Big Move Looms 28March2016 – InformationWeek – by Charles Babcock There’s not a business in existence today whose operations don’t rely on the Network Time Protocol (NTP). Harlan Stenn is the chief maintainer of NTP. In the past year, security researchers have raised a number of concerns about… Read More.