[ntp:questions] Generating keys for ntpdc control

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Jul 7 13:12:47 UTC 2008

Steve Kostecke wrote:
> On 2008-07-04, Martin Burnicki <martin.burnicki at meinberg.de> wrote:
>> ntp.key:
>> ---<snip>--------------------------------------
>> 6 M key1
>> 5 M key2
>> ---<snip>--------------------------------------
> [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.

Yes, of course. Sorry for not being specific enough.
> FWIW: I had an association running here which used an ~ 480 character
> password.

I've read this on the bugs list. Just wanted to propose to start with a
simple setup in order to find out why it didn't work for the OP.

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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