[ntp:questions] Autokey configuration

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Tue Mar 30 21:58:28 UTC 2010

On 2010-03-30, jacek igalson wrote:

> my ntpd is 4.2.6 for both client and server.


In this version of NTP the handling of the IFF files has changed.

The ntpkey_IFFkey_server.NNNNNNNNNN file is the server's "private key".
This file never leaves the server.

The ntpkey_iffpar_server.NNNNNNNNNN file is the server's "public key".
This is the file that is distributed to the clients. It is no longer
necessary to encrypt this file with the client's crypto key.

The server's public key is now distributable in the same manner as a
PGP/GPG public key.

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

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