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.
NTF’s Program Manager, Rich Garling, extends his appreciation to the Linux Foundation/CII for its renewed support for a portion of Harlan Stenn’s vitally important development efforts on Network Time Foundation’s NTP Project. Please read Charles Babcock’s Information Week article Linux Foundation funds NTP’s Father Time for additional information on this essential project. NTF also wants… Read More.
Judah Levine and Poul-Henning Kamp have each been invited to give different talks about NTP algorithms in September, near Paris. These talks will be given at the VI International Time Scale Algorithms Symposium and Tutorials at Bureau International des Poids et Mesures (BIPM) conference in Sevres, France. Judah Levine (NIST, USA) is talking about An… Read More.
June 30, 2015 by Solomon Israel, CBC News Most days last for 86,400 seconds, but June 30, 2015, will last for 86,401. Because the Earth doesn’t rotate at a constant speed, scientists have taken to adding the occasional leap second to keep international timekeeping in line with the world’s super-accurate atomic clocks. Why we’re turning our clocks ever-so-slightly back The last… Read More.
After over 18 months of development at various intensity and final weeks of really intensive development and testing, the time has come for PTPd 2.3.1 to see the light of day. Although disappointingly late (leap second announcement has just started), it is definitely worth the upgrade. The changelog is quite a long list, perhaps too… Read More.
June 29, 2015 – Network Time Foundation has released its next stable release of NTP, 4.2.8p3, which includes a fix for a minor security issue, many bug fixes, and some new features including leap second experimental options. Here are some highlights: –2837 makes it easier to distribute time packets with the right priority settings on… 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.
Are you ready for the leap second on 30 June 2015? These are uncommon — they happen on average about every 18 months’ time but sometimes there can be several years’ time between them. This one is a bit special. While they usually happen on 31 December, this one happens on 30 June, and instead… Read More.
OK, maybe in our dreams. David L. Mills will always be the Father of Time to Harlan, and Prof. Mills was the first member of NTF’s Technical Advisory Board. And independent of these things, Open Source Software needs to be supported — Network Time in general and NTP in particular. Network Time Foundation’s mission is… Read More.