[ntp:questions] Re: query on ntp-keygen & openssl version

David L. Mills mills at udel.edu
Sun Mar 13 14:53:24 UTC 2005


I didn't put that check in; somebody else did. I advise against it, but 
others feel otherwise and I am weary of making counterarguments. Thus, 
if it breaks, somebody else is bound to fix it.


Sajitha T T wrote:
> Hello,
> I could see that ntp-keygen is checking the Openssl version against the 
> macro OPENSSL_VERSION_NUMBER which is 0x0090704fL and will exit if not 
> matched.
> Is there any functionality which will not work if a different openssl 
> version is used ? Is it even true with a higher version of openssl 
> library? Is there any know compatibility issues between different 
> Openssl library versions?  Please provide some inputs on why an exit is 
> triggered in case of version mismatch.
> Thanks in advance
> Regards,
> Sajitha

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