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.

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.

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.