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

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p8 security patch

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.

NTF’s NTP Project and Linux Foundation/CII Update

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.

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p7 security patch

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.

NTP Security Issues as Big Move Looms

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 Interviewed on Open Source

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.

NTF 2015 Accomplishments

NTF 2015 Accomplishments – a Report to the Community At Network Time Foundation, we are very passionate about time. In 2015, we accomplished a lot, though, like most open source projects (also see), our budget was quite constrained, so financial support and/or volunteering was, and still is, welcomed. Significant progress was made on PTPd, Ntimed,… Read More.

NTF releases ntp-4.2.8p6 security patch

January 2016 NTP 4.2.8p6 Security Vulnerability Announcement NTF announced the release of ntp-4.2.8p6 on 19 January 2016. This release contains nine security-related fixes, two security issue mitigations, and some minor bug fixes and code improvements since NTP 4.2.8p5, which was released on 7 January 2016. Bug 2948 / CVE-2015-8158: Potential Infinite Loop in ntpq CVSS2:… Read More.