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

Todd Glassey CISM CIFI tglassey at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 30 15:50:38 UTC 2009

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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