June 29, 2015 – Network Time Foundation has released its next stable release of NTP, 4.2.8p3, which includes a fix for a minor security issue, many bug fixes, and some new features including leap second experimental options.
Here are some highlights:
–2837 makes it easier to distribute time packets with the right priority settings on older and newer networks
–2830 autokey now better transfers the current TAI offset
–2832 adds support for the JJY TDC-300 Reference clock
–2778 ‘ntpq -c apeers’ added to allow folks know about their NTP “associations”
–2805 fixed join for multicast group
Leap Second highlights:
–2846 we now report “unsync” while the leap second is being applied
–2859 improves robustness of DCF77 signal decoding
–2860 ntpq’s ifstats will better help those who want to watch their interface statistics during this time.
–2769 update-leap script is now more portable
–2855 the refid/leap smear code added as experimental, please see this documentation prior to implementation.
(note that we have unit test cases for the refid smear and many other parts of the code building on all systems now, not just systems that have google-test installed.)
See: https://github.com/ntp-project/ntp/blob/stable/ChangeLog for a list of all changes.