[ntp:questions] Generating keys for ntpdc control

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Jul 7 14:56:38 UTC 2008

Martin Burnicki wrote:
> As already mentioned in an earlier posting I'll have a closer look at why
> the password prompt is not displayed. I I run the debug version of the
> current ntpdc from -stable then the password prompt is displayed, using
> the release build it is not.

The "MD5 password:" prompt is displayed under Linux, etc., because under
Linux the getpass() function from the OS is used.

Windows does not provide a getpass() function so NTP provides one under
Windows. Unfortunately that function prints the prompt only if compiled
with DEBUG. Just opened a bug for this:

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
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