Description:Network Time Protocol suite/programs
  • + - stable
  • ~ - unstable
  • M - hardmask
alpha amd64 arm hppa ia64 m68k mips ppc ppc64 s390 sh sparc x86
4.2.8_p15 ~ + + + ~ ~ ~ + + ~ - + +

USE flags

  • caps - Use Linux capabilities library to control privilege
  • debug - Enable extra debug codepaths, like asserts and extra output. If you want to get meaningful backtraces see https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:Quality_Assurance/Backtraces
  • ipv6 - Add support for IP version 6
  • libressl - Use dev-libs/libressl instead of dev-libs/openssl when applicable (see also the ssl useflag)
  • openntpd - Allow ntp to be installed alongside openntpd
  • parse-clocks - Add support for PARSE clocks
  • readline - Enable support for libreadline, a GNU line-editing library that almost everyone wants
  • samba - Provide support for Samba's signing daemon (needed for Active Directory domain controllers)
  • selinux - !!internal use only!! Security Enhanced Linux support, this must be set by the selinux profile or breakage will occur
  • snmp - Add support for the Simple Network Management Protocol if available
  • ssl - Add support for SSL/TLS connections (Secure Socket Layer / Transport Layer Security)
  • threads - Add threads support for various packages. Usually pthreads
  • vim-syntax - Pulls in related vim syntax scripts
  • zeroconf - Support for DNS Service Discovery (DNS-SD)

Security Advisory

Date Severity Title
10 months normal NTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
about 2 years normal NTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
almost 3 years normal NTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
almost 5 years normal NTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
over 5 years normal NTP: Multiple vulnerablities
over 6 years high NTP: Multiple vulnerabilities
over 7 years normal NTP: Traffic amplification
over 11 years normal NTP: Denial of Service
almost 12 years high NTP: Remote execution of arbitrary code
about 12 years normal ntp: Certificate validation error

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