[ntp:questions] Re: no key, why

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Thu Dec 8 04:19:28 UTC 2005


You have told the daemon to use a key ID that does not exist or is not 
trusted. See the list of system error codes in the distribution.


vrkid0 at gmail.com wrote:

> Hi
>    About a month ago I setup a NTP subnet with 2 servers broadcasting
> and the other acting as broadcast clients. At a certain point I the
> clients stopped synchronizing for an uknown reason. The only suggestion
> for help was: upgrade to the latest version (The version I was using
> was 3.93e that comes with Solaris). I finally managed to convince my
> client that the best way is to upgrade ntpd to the lates version. He
> agreed and I upgraded both servers and clients using sunfreeware.com
> ntpd package (version: ntpq 4.2.0 at 1.1161-r). Everything almost works.
> For some ununderstood reason the servers don't send NTP packets to the
> broadcast address. I didn't change anything in the configuration to
> cause it to stop broadcasting NTP packets. When I run ntpq -p I get the
> following line in the ouput:
>    .NKEY.          16 u    -   16    0    0.000    0.000
> 4000.00
> even though the ntp.keys file does have the appropriate key defined.
> Here are the relevant lines from ntp.conf:
> broadcast key 1
> and ntp.keys
> 1 M SOMEtext
>   Obviously I'm missing something, but what? 
> TIA 
> Paolo

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