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NTP WG DRAFT CHARTER

Description of Working Group:

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is widely deployed and used in the Internet. However, the standardization status of this protocol has lagged in the IETF. RFC 1305 was published in March 1992 and remains unchanged and at Draft Standard status. A good deal of work has been produced in the NTP community over the years, but this work has not been reflected back into the NTP specification. The goal of this working group is to update the NTP protocol specification and advance the standardization status of NTP based on the extensive work from the NTP community.

A number of topics have been raised as potential work items for an update to NTP including support for IPv6, security considerations, automatic configuration, and algorithm improvements. This working group will develop an NTPv4 specification based on the state of NTPv4 in the community. This effort will maintain backwards compatibility with NTPv3. Potentials further modifications and additions to the NTP protocol will be documented for possible further work beyond NTPv4.

The working group will complete the following tasks:

  • Produce an NTPv4 Scope and Requirements Document
  • Produce an NTPv4 Protocol Specification
  • Produce an NTPv4 Algorithms Specification
  • Produce an NTPv4 MIB

The official current charter can be found at http://www.ietf.org/html.charters/ntp-charter.html .

Goals and Milestones:

Date What
Dec 2007 WG Last Call NTP Protocol Specification
Dec 2007 WG Last Call NTP MIB Specification
Dec 2007 Draft of NTP Control Protocol - Informational RFC
Mar 2008 WG Last Call NTP Autokey Specification - Informational RFC
Mar 2008 WG Last Call NTP Control Protocol - Informational RFC
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Done Draft of NTP Autokey Specification - Informational RFC
Done Draft of Scope and Requirements Document
Done Draft of NTP Protocol Specification
Done Draft of MIB Specification
Done Draft of NTP Algorithms Specification
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Cancel WG Last Call Scope and Requirements Document (document canceled)
Cancel WG Last Call NTP Algorithms Specification (document canceled)
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May 2006 WG Last Call NTP Algorithms Specification
Sep 2005 WG Last Call Scope and Requirements Document
Jul 2005 Initial Draft of NTP Algorithms Specification
Jul 11 2005 Internet Draft Cut-off for initial document (-00)
Jul 5 2005 Cutof for WG chair approval for WG document
May 2005 Initial Draft of MIB Specification
Mar 2005 Initial Draft of Scope and Requirements Document
Jan 2005 NTP WG Charter Approved
Nov 2004 NTP BOF at IETF 61

NTP WG Mailing list: ntpwg@lists.ntp.org (http://lists.ntp.org/mailman/listinfo/ntpwg)

NTP WG Web Site: http://support.ntp.org/IETF/WebHome

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