[ntp:questions] Unauthorized remote server configuration

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Jul 6 02:54:12 UTC 2008

Bob wrote:
> It does more than just answer. After the first packet - Frame 1 - I answer 
> within a couple of hundred milliseconds. I also begin polling the remote for 
> time. Frame 72, 73, 75, 76. The remote also shows up on my peer list with 
> whatever frequency was requested by the remote. If it's considered normal 
> for a remote to request my machine to alter it's peer list with disable auth 
> in the config file, I'll just remove that. This seems to conflict with an 
> earlier post, but if that's how it's supposed to work, then that's how it 
> is.

Use the restrict nopeer option to prevent it peering with other servers. 
Windows W32time service try to use peer by default. It's a bug in 
Microsoft's code. They should always use client/server mode. Someone 
probably just got lazy when coding it.


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