[ntp:questions] Re: ntpd as broadcastclient - not working?

Danny Mayer mayer at gis.net
Fri Oct 8 02:57:15 UTC 2004


Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org> wrote in message news:<slrncm900q.ma0.kostecke at stasis.kostecke.net>...
> > Another complication is that I have Windows computers that run K9.
> > (http://www.kaska.demon.co.uk/k9.htm) As far as I know, K9 doesn't
> > know how to authenticate. Would it still be able to set time properly
> > if broadcast signals are being sent from an 'authenticated' NTP
> > server?
> 
> No.
> 

Actually if K9 doesn't know how to authenticate it probably will ignore
the authentication (MAC) headers and just use the packets. So it
should still work. The broadcast server can't just take it's packets
elsewhere in a huff if the client doesn't want to authenticate.

Danny



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