Accomplishments Q1 2017 – Community Update

Network Time Foundation 2017 Q1 Accomplishments Firstly, thank you to all our generous members and donors. Because of your continued support Network Time Foundation was able to accomplish great things in the first quarter of 2017. As a non-profit organization, it is all of you who help NTF produce and maintain open-source network time software vital… Read More.

Outdated Versions of NTP Leaving Users Vulnerable

NTP version 4 was first released in 2003, why haven’t you upgraded? Network Time Protocol version 3 remains a security risk to the Internet and, unfortunately, there is a good chance that many people reading this post are part of the problem. Network Time Foundation released version 4 of the NTP daemon in August of… 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.

NTP – Just Keeps on Ticking

Some rumors have been flying around the Network Time Protocol world regarding the security and validity of the NTP Project’s code, developed and maintained by Network Time Foundation. NTF’s president, Harlan Stenn, sat down with Bruce Byfield to get to the bottom of these rumors. Bruce’s post, A Rift in the NTP World, explains the… 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.

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.

The Importance of Supporting Open Source

Here is a great five-minute Ignite Tampa 2016 talk by Jacob Redding on supporting open source software. You can view the slides here. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, NTF relies on institutional and individual membership dues, and in return we provide our members with advanced security notifications and patches, collaborative feature planning, priority bug fixes, and… 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