OpenBSD Journal

OpenNTPD 5.7p1 Released

Contributed by tbert on from the this-time-it's-personal dept.

Brent Cook (bcook@), still flush from success in creating the portable version of LibreSSL, has turned his hand to to OpenNTPD:

After a long hiatus, the latest version of OpenNTPD is available once again in a portable release.

  • Support for a new build infrastructure based on the LibreSSL framework. Source code is integrated directly from the OpenBSD tree with few manual changes, easing maintenance.
  • Removed support for several OSes pending test reports and updated portability code.
  • Supports the Simple Network Time Protocol version 4 as described in RFC 5905
  • Added route virtualization (rdomain) support.
  • Added ntpctl(8), which allows for querying ntpd(8) at runtime.
  • Finer-grained clock adjustment via adjfreq / ntp_adjtime where available.
  • Improved latency on heavily-loaded machines.

Hopefully those who've repackaged the previous releases for their OSes will update in due course.

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Noryungi (noryungi) on

    All my thanks to Brent Cook!

    A portable LibreSSL and a portable OpenNTPD are two very important pieces of software for those of us who have to use Linux and other less-secure operating systems.


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