[ntp:questions] Windows Time with NTPv4
mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Mar 16 03:17:47 UTC 2008
Evandro Menezes wrote:
> But doesn't symmetric association require authorization or is it only
> true when there's a keys file?
No, you cannot *require* authorization which doesn't exist anyway, but
you can require authentication and I strongly recommend it for peers,
but it's not required by default.
> I ask because after following this thread, I noticed that NTP running
> on our NAS had three Windows XP systems as peers. Luckily, their
> jitter sucked and being themselves synchronized to the NAS they were
> never selected as references. Anyways, I removed the line disabling
> authorization and NTP didn't accept those systems as peers anymore,
> even though they still connect to the NAS using mode 1.
Yes, standard Windows implementations suck, but you never know. I
recommend that anyone using standard Windows time but pointing to an NTP
server make sure that it's running in the proper client-server mode.
> questions mailing list
> questions at lists.ntp.org
More information about the questions