[ntp:questions] (Software) timeserver for windows being broadcast-able incl. keys

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Mon Feb 26 05:22:13 UTC 2007

Erik wrote:
> Hi Danny
> thanks for your input
>>> I am looking for a (software) time servers (to run on Win2000) that
>>> can send out broadcast messages together with (three) security keys
>>> (for authoring)
>> Well ntpd works on Windows though I'm not entirely sure what you mean by
>> 3 security keys or authoring. ntpd supports the autokey protocol details
>> of which you can find in the documentation area of the website:http://www.ntp.org/
> what I mean is that the clients expect three keys in the broadcast
> message to be sent along
> These keys are defined in  /etc/ntp/keys
> For example
> 1     M       <key1>
> 2     M       <key2>
> 15   M       <key15>
> else they will refuse to see the broadcast as one that can be trusted
> and will not correct the time
> This means that the prog sending out these broadcasts will have to
> send along these keys
> BTW If this is the 'autokey'  you mentioned is what I don't know; I
> will look into the info-pages you mentioned

That's the older security mechanism so don't look at autokey. You need
to set up the keys right in your config file. The standard documentation
shows how to set that up. Please post your config file.


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