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NTP users are strongly urged to take immediate action to ensure that their NTP daemons are not susceptible to being used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Please also take this opportunity to defeat denial-of-service attacks by implementing Ingress and Egress filtering through BCP38.

ntp-4.2.8p10 was released on 21 March 2017. It addresses 6 medium- and 5 low-severity security issues, 4 informational security topics, 15 bugfixes, and contains other improvements over 4.2.8p9.

Please see the NTP Security Notice for vulnerability and mitigation details.

Are you using Autokey in production? If so, please contact Harlan - he's got some questions for you.

NTP Release Update Check

History

Many people run a version of ntp that is Very Old.

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Implementation choices

The client (ntpd and/or ntpq) could send a very short dynamic page request with the version number, the XML of which tells the client if there's any newer stable release as well as if there are high-priority reasons to update from the given version.

We'd also have an html wrapper presenting the same info in human readable form, with a few more links.

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