Network Time Protocol (NTP)

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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

What's Next

The software is ready for production use and Prossimo's work here is done. Tweede Golf is the new home for ntpd-rs, we thank them for all of their great work!

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More from the Prossimo blog

April 17, 2023

Memory Safe Network Time (NTP) Has New Home, Seeks Early Adopters

Bringing more safety to a critical network-based service.

October 11, 2022

A Memory Safe Implementation of the Network Time Protocol

NTP is critical to the Internet’s functioning and we’ve collaborated with Tweede golf to build a high-performance, memory safe implementation.

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