It's "time" to review the NTP Standard

March 5, 2020

Network Time Protocol (NTP) allows distributed systems to maintain accurate time against national standards. Accurate time is necessary for consistent log data across our distributed infrastructure. Adherence to this standard enables Yale to further harden security through event correlation, improve service performance through enterprise monitoring, and meet regulatory requirements through forensics.

In collaboration with the Technology Architecture Standards Team, Andy Newman drafted the NTP Standard to address these needs. The draft was approved by the Technology Architecture Committee on February 7, 2020.

The NTP Standard is now open for community comment for 30 days. Please review the draft and send comments to the Enterprise Architecture Team by Saturday, April 4. You won’t want to miss the section on how to handle a Leap Second Smear (view a related comic on this subject)! Or will you?

Access the IT Architecture Standards Repository to review standards that will help your service deliver secure, reliable, performant, and efficient solutions while simultaneously reducing technical debt.

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