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.

Leap Second handling via Leap Smearing

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.

RNT Foundation Joins NTF

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.

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.