Network Time Protocol (NTP)

Prossimo Initiative
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The Story

Keeping track of time is critical for servers and clients on the Internet. NTP is how the Internet keeps track of time. Since NTP implementations are so critical and they're on the network, it's important that they be secure.

The most popular NTP implementations today are written in C and thus not memory safe. We're aiming to fix that.

What We've Done

We have signed a contract with Tweede golf to implement Milestone 1 of our work plan. Work started on April 1, 2022.

What's Next

We will continue to refine our plans for work on additional milestones while we follow progress on the first milestone.

If you care about NTP and memory safety, consider supporting this work.