[ntp:questions] Re: handling of falsetickers with dumb NTP clients

Maarten Wiltink maarten at kittensandcats.net
Fri Sep 12 09:46:44 UTC 2003

Danny Mayer wrote in message
<3a2a0492.0309111425.4a0ec463 at posting.google.com>...
>Well NTP and DNS, or at least BIND, have a somewhat Tweedledum-Tweedledee
>realtionship. They both are dependent on each other. NTP needs DNS to
>lookup and get IP addresses, and BIND needs an accurate source of time
>especially for security-related connections.

There are more holes in that statement than in my socks.

NTP works just fine seeing only IP addresses and never a hostname
in its life, and BIND doesn't require NTP so much as correct time.
And other DNS servers may be different.

Maarten Wiltink

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