Tweede Golf - Folkert de Vries, Systems Software Engineer
In this episode, we talk to Folkert de Vries, Systems Software Engineer at Tweede Golf, about how they use Rust to modernize the NTP protocol and build a new generation of time synchronization services.
The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a cornerstone of the internet. It provides accurate time synchronization on millions of devices, but its C-based implementation, which dates back to the 1980s, is showing its age. In this episode, we talk to Folkert de Vries, Systems Software Engineer at Tweede Golf, about their work on reimplementing NTP in Rust as part of Project Pendulum.
ntpd-rs is an open-source
implementation of the Network Time Protocol, completely written in Rust with the
goal of creating a modern, memory-safe implementation of the NTP protocol.
About Tweede Golf
Tweede Golf is a Dutch software consultancy that specializes in safe and privacy-friendly software. They work on projects that are critical for creating a safe internet infrastructure, protecting citizens' privacy, and securing connected devices with Embedded Rust.
Tweede Golf is also an organizing partner of RustNL, a conference about the Rust programming language, which takes place in the Netherlands.
About Folkert de Vries
Folkert is a Systems Software Engineer at Tweede Golf, where he works on low-level protocols that ensure the safety and security of the internet and devices connected to it. He is an open source maintainer and polyglot, working with and extending languages as diverse as Rust, Elm, and Roc.
Links From The Show
- The Roc programming language
ntpd-rs- Implementation of the Network Time Protocol in Rust
- Network Time Protocol (NTP)
- Precision Time Protocol (PTP)
- Simple Network Time Protocol (SNTP)
sudo-rs- A memory safe implementation of sudo and su
- Fuzzing in Rust with
- Tokio Async Runtime
- Internet Security Research Group
- Sovereign Tech Fund
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