[ntp:questions] ntpdate with auth

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Sun Jul 13 00:16:02 UTC 2008

On 2008-07-11, lin_g <lin_g at o2.pl> wrote:

> Have anybody tried using ntpdate with iff and rsa keys on the time
> server ? There is no problem when using symmetric md5 keys (-k and
> -a options for ntpdate) but i have no idea how to force ntpdate to
> use the public key for iff when remote server uses only that type of
> authentication.

My quick review of the ntpdate source show that it only uses symmetric

> Ntpd works perfect with that but unfortunately not ntpdate.

Why not use ntpd, then?

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

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