David Mills, Inventor of NTP, Dies


NTP operates on billions of devices and is critical to digital infrastructure.

Dr. David L. Mills, inventor of the Network Time Protocol (NTP), died at age 85 on January 17, 2024, reports Benji Edwards.

NTP, which was created in 1985, allows “clocks of computers over a network to synchronize to a common time source. This synchronization is vital for everything from data integrity to network security. For example, NTP keeps network financial transaction timestamps accurate, and it ensures accurate and synchronized timestamps for logging and monitoring network activities,” Edwards writes.

Read more at Ars Technica.
See also:
Synchronize your Computer Time with NTP by Heike Jurzik – Linux Shell Handbook



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