[ntp:hackers] SHA1 for symmetric keys?

brian utterback brian.utterback at oracle.com
Thu Dec 10 03:18:11 UTC 2015


Does ntpd support SHA1 for symmetric keys? Looking at the docs it
suggests that the ntp.keys file should be generated with ntp-keygen
rather than by manual editing. Running ntp-keygen creates a file with
both MD5 and SHA1 keys, but when I try to use them ntpd says "invalid
key type" for all of the SHA1 keys. Not to mention I never heard anyone
say not to edit the ntp.keys file by hand. Am I misunderstanding the
whole thing?
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