Analysis of NTP pool monitoring system based on multiple monitoring stations

Jeonggyu Song, Jonghoon Kwon, Junbeom Hur

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Abstract

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a server-client-based time synchronization protocol that transmits time information over a network, and is used in various applications on the Internet. Especially, the NTP Pool Project is designed to connect NTP servers that provide accurate time to millions of clients, and balance the load on the NTP servers using the NTP pool. The NTP pool operates the NTP pool monitor system to evaluate the time accuracy and availability of the NTP servers registered with the NTP pool. There are currently two operating environments for monitoring systems in practice: one is a single monitoring system, which is officially operating, and the other is a multiple-monitoring system, which is now under beta testing. In this study, we investigate the NTP pool monitoring system based on multiple monitoring stations, which is expected to be deployed soon in the real world. We then discuss possible threats and their security implications when the current single monitoring system extends to the multiple-monitoring system.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobiHoc 2022 - Proceedings of the 2022 23rd International Symposium on Theory, Algorithmic Foundations, and Protocol Design for Mobile Networks and Mobile Computing
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages259-264
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781450391658
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Oct 3
Event23rd ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHoc 2022 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: 2022 Oct 172022 Oct 20

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing (MobiHoc)

Conference

Conference23rd ACM International Symposium on Mobile Ad Hoc Networking and Computing, MobiHoc 2022
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period22/10/1722/10/20

Keywords

  • network protocol security
  • network security
  • network time protocol

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Software

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