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.

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.

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’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.

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.