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-4.2.8p15 was released on 23 June 2020. It addresses 1 medium-severity security issue in ntpd, and provides 13 non-security bugfixes over 4.2.8p13.
Are you using Autokey in production? If so, please contact Harlan - he's got some questions for you.
Requirements from UDel and Dave
is the only machine in the backroom flock that may accept incoming internet email.
Background, and (mutual) "nice to have" items
Dave generally works on
, the fastest machine in the backroom.
Harlan generally works on
, a usefully fast machine.
Harlan tries to stay out of Dave's way.
When Dave runs a build, it would be Great if no
processes or the
script needed to run.
Requirements from the Development and Release Engineering process
The development and release engineering process for NTP requires outgoing email from the master repository, currently on
Outgoing email is used for:
- commit log messages
- change log messages
- delta emails
- SCM trigger notifications
- trigger tripwire notifications
- commit "change diffs"
Sometimes NFS goes wonky in the backroom and Harlan has to to
, the machine that has the NTP sources on its local disk drives.
operations need to send email.
If outgoing email will no longer be supported on
then we will need to have the NTP sources live locally on a machine that does support outgoing internet email.