[ntp:questions] Gretchen - in regard to CertifiedTime it never died...

Gretchen Baxter gretchendenisebaxter at gmail.com
Fri May 1 02:34:08 UTC 2009

good news for people who like good news.

so when can we expect actual solutions from certichron?

On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 11:50 AM, Todd Glassey CISM CIFI <
tglassey at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Gretchen Baxter wrote:
>> thanx!
>> in that case, this is good news for everyone in the timing community.
> We think so - and as CertifiedTime's original founder I am overjoyed to
> turn CertifiedTime's services back online. The intent when I built
> CertifiedTime Inc originally was to build a uniform time source which is
> operated inside of an Audit Practice which meets BOTH the RFC3161
> requirements (set by ETSI and the EU) for running time service enterprises
> as well as those through US Law as well. We at Certichron are doing exactly
> that.
> This, by the way, is why I keep asserting that the following is necessary
> because of the sheer number of implementations using any number of OS
> interfaces including those run-time services added here by the ISC.ORG NTP
> effort. The same is needed for each commercial release of NTP including all
> commercial providers since the Audit Community has been formally put on
> notice this key set of definitions and goal's don't exist, and since they
> cannot review those test reports they can no longer allow the introduction
> of un-certified code into production systems.
>   1)   A formal specification of how NTP works with what Kernel resources
> and what the thread overhead of those controls inside the Run-Time Image
> ace. The intent is to create a set of metrics which can be used by NTP
> implementors to tune their releases and to set a 'stake in the ground' for
> implementors of appliance style NTP systems.
>   2)   A formal specification for testing NTP and a method of specify
> partial or core compliance since many of the new controls added don't really
> make sense to keep inside all versions of NTP. (Sorry it is what it is - NTP
> - IMHO - should not be used for negotiating policy information - only for
> moving time around).
>   3)   A formal characterization and operations guidelines so the
> commercial industry don't get bad advice on the systems and processes needed
> to generate that court-admissible evidence.
> Todd Glassey
>> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 5:53 PM, Todd Glassey CISM CIFI <
>> tglassey at earthlink.net <mailto:tglassey at earthlink.net>> wrote:
>>    So Gretchen - you asked about CTI (CertifiedTime and noticed it
>>    went out
>>    of business). CertifiedTime was no different than any of the
>>    poorly run
>>    .com companies which burst. But the resurrected Certichron is run by
>>    attorney's and as its founder and principal technologist I can assure
>>    you that the entity is alive and well - so just change the name
>>    If you want to talk more about what happend to CertifiedTime or
>>    why, we
>>    should take this offline.
>>    Todd Glassey CISM CIFI
>>    tglassey at certichron.com <mailto:tglassey at certichron.com>
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