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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NTF President Harlan Stenn and Director of Client Services Sue Graves were interviewed by Information Weeks Charles Babcock recently. During the interview, the subject of funding open source protocols like NTP came up. The Network Time Foundation saw a big jump in funding in 2015. While it’s a step in the right direction, there’s still… Read More.
Google Summer of Code 2015 – NTF’s NTP projects are heading to the finish line We are excited to be approaching the last phase of Network Time Foundation’s sponsorship in GSoC 2015! There was great participation from the Mentors and Students both, and their work has already been put to use in improving Network Time… Read More.
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.
Network Time Foundation (NTF) is pleased to announce master NTP repositories on github! Many people have asked for the NTP Sources to be published under git and we’re very happy to be able to offer git access to the master repository of NTF’s Reference Implementation of NTP. Check it out, at https://github.com/ntp-project/ntp . We have… Read More.
Network Time Foundation exists “to fix and prevent your headaches regarding Network Time”. One such headache that is sure to generate a lot of noise this year is the upcoming leap second to be introduced world-wide as the last second of June 2015. With this blog post and with software updates (see article by Harlan… Read More.