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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

Goals and Milestones:

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

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

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

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