[ntp:questions] IFF autokey issue

Garrett Wollman wollman at bimajority.org
Tue May 8 21:01:25 UTC 2007

In article <slrnf41h14.te9.kostecke at stasis.kostecke.net>,
Steve Kostecke  <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote:

>There is no Central Scrutinizer who decrees whether or not a server is
>"authentic" or "trusted".
>The entity generating the host parameters marks them as trusted by using
>the '-T' switch during the generation process.

It is not up to the server operator whether clients should believe
some random self-signed "certificate" proffered by a server (or
someone masquerading as a server).


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