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.

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.

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.

Network Time Security – NTS replacing Autokey

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.