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's Next

We have prepared a plan for a client-side and server-side NTP implementation in Rust. Contractors are ready to start work as soon as it is funded.

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