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.
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, 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.
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.
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
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 wishes to thank the Linux Foundation’s Core Internet Initiative project for renewing its direct contracts with Harlan Stenn and Poul-Henning Kamp. These contracts cover approximately 35 hours a month of Harlan’s valuable NTP development work and almost a full day every week for Poul-Henning’s beneficial work on Ntimed. The rest of the… 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.