Network Time Protocol Best Current Practices
RFC 8633

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Subject: Protocol Action: 'Network Time Protocol Best Current Practices' to Best Current Practice (draft-ietf-ntp-bcp-13.txt)

The IESG has approved the following document:
- 'Network Time Protocol Best Current Practices'
  (draft-ietf-ntp-bcp-13.txt) as Best Current Practice

This document is the product of the Network Time Protocol Working Group.

The IESG contact persons are √Čric Vyncke and Suresh Krishnan.

A URL of this Internet Draft is:

Technical Summary

NTP Version 4 (NTPv4) has been widely used since its publication as RFC 5905 [RFC5905].  This documentation is a collection of Best Practices from across the NTP community.

Working Group Summary

The document has clear working group consensus for publication, and has been reviewed by several WG participants since its initial adoption as a working group item. 

Document Quality

This document has been reviewed and revised several times during its development. There were no specific external expert reviews conducted. The IETF Last Call also resulted in very useful comments and these have been addressed. 


Karen O'Donoghue is the Document Shepherd.  Suresh Krishnan is the Responsible Area Director.