[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd as broadcastclient - not working?

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Fri Oct 8 11:41:29 UTC 2004

On 2004-10-08, Danny Mayer <mayer at gis.net> wrote:

> Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote 
>> > Another complication is that I have Windows computers that run
>> > K9. (http://www.kaska.demon.co.uk/k9.htm) As far as I know, K9
>> > doesn't know how to authenticate. Would it still be able to
>> > set time properly if broadcast signals are being sent from an
>> > 'authenticated' NTP server?
>> No.
> Actually if K9 doesn't know how to authenticate it probably will
> ignore the authentication (MAC) headers and just use the packets.
> So it should still work.

I stand corrected.

Last night I tested K9 (for Linux) and can confirm that it does work
even though my broadcast server is configured for Autokey. Someone else
will need to confirm this with K9 for Windows.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>

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