[ntp:questions] Generating keys for ntpdc control

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Jul 4 14:28:30 UTC 2008

On 2008-07-04, Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> wrote:

> ntp.key:
> ---<snip>--------------------------------------
> 6 M key1
> 5 M key2
> ---<snip>--------------------------------------


> Maybe you can try to use a simple MD5 key like me, and see if it works?

The key* strings in your ntp.key file are not the actual keys; they are
what you enter at the _password_ prompt. An MD5 hash of the password is
the key which is sent across the wire.

FWIW: I had an association running here which used an ~ 480 character

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/

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