NTP kibbitzing

This Metafilter discussion about the ntpd developer needing funding got me thinking more about NTP. I wrote a few comments on MeFi that have good content.

But the big revelation for me is NTimed, PHK’s project to write an ntpd replacement. His notes are very encouraging. The big excitement is that he’s explicitly building a client-only version of the code for 99.99% of users, and he thinks he can keep it to < 10,000 lines of code. That would be fantastic, both for security and for performance. I hope it’s a success. So far it looks very promising.