[ntp:questions] IFF autokey issue

mills at udel.edu mills at udel.edu
Wed May 9 14:23:04 UTC 2007


You are misinformed. See the briefings on the NTP project page.


Garrett Wollman wrote:

> In article <slrnf3v85q.2gr.kostecke at stasis.kostecke.net>,
> Steve Kostecke  <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote:
>>What has happened is that Vladimir has discovered the fact the Autokey
>>will "degrade" to TC in the event that parameters for no other Identity
>>Scheme are present. So he is asking "what's the point" of IFF (and, by
>>extension, GQ and MV) if the Authentication will succeed just on the
>>strength of the host parameters.
> Say what?
> So lemme get this straight... I can configure my NTP servers so that
> any autokey-using client will believe they are authentic, based solely
> on a bit that was set in an unauthentic certificate?
> That's even more broken than I thought.
> -GAWollman

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