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
- Milestone 1 Complete: The NTP client is ready for use! This work was done by Tweede golf under contract with ISRG's Prossimo project.
- Milestone 2 Complete: The NTP server is ready for use! This work was done by Tweede golf under contract with ISRG's Prossimo project.
- Milestone 3 Complete: Network Time Security (NTS) is fully implemented.
A third party security audit, performed by Radically Open Security, is under way.
From our 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.