[ntp:questions] Generating keys for ntpdc control

Bob bobsjunkmail at bellsouth.net
Fri Jul 4 02:58:48 UTC 2008

"Steve Kostecke" <kostecke at ntp.org> wrote in message 
news:slrng6qrhj.tjt.kostecke at stasis.kostecke.net...
> On 2008-07-03, Bob <bobsjunkmail at bellsouth.net> wrote:


> It should have looked like:
> ntpdc> restrict noserve
> Keyid: 678
> MD5 Password:
> ***Permission denied
> ntpdc>

There's not really a space in the file name. Type in Dos / Windoze is 
similar in function to cat in *nix.. Basically, I did a cat ntp.keys. I've 
got something called filemon that shows file system activity. I see ntp.keys 
being read by ntpd upon restart. I never see ntpdc touch the ntp.keys file - 
not sure if it's supposed to. Also, it appears from your example, which I 
assume is from BSD / Linux / Mac, that ntpdc is supposed to prompt for a 
password. The windows version says nothing after you respond to Keyid. If 
figured you have to enter a password (key contents?) because it does say 
"Invalid password" if you press enter at the flashing cursor after Keyid.

Here's the contents of my ntp.conf except for comments, and server addresses 
other than my local GPS / OCXO clock - no 1pps doesn't work under windows.

Thanks for your help with this.

keys "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.keys"
enable auth
trustedkey 1 2 42 255
requestkey 1 2 255
controlkey 42
driftfile "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\ntp.drift"
server minpoll 4 maxpoll 10
fudge stratum 10
 server minpoll 4 maxpoll 4 iburst
enable stats
statsdir "C:\Program Files\NTP\etc\"
statistics loopstats

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