[ntp:questions] Re: Why ntpd is losing out to openntp at OpenBSD (was: Windows - Seven Days Later)

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Sun Oct 17 01:03:16 UTC 2004

At 1:59 PM +0000 2004-10-16, Goran Larsson wrote:

>  What happens if one of those broken OpenNTPd servers manages to be
>  listed in e.g. pool.ntp.org? Will it be filtered out as a false ticker
>  or will it be able to give me false time? How can I make sure my NTP
>  daemon never attempts to use an OpenNTPd "NTP server"?

	I don't think there is really anything you can do to protect 
yourself against them.

	So far as I know, the only thing you can do is rely on Adrian to 
do his job and try to ensure that none of the servers proposed for 
pool.ntp.org will be running OpenNTPd.

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