[ntp:questions] Re: server's address in ntp payload?

David Schwartz davids at webmaster.com
Sat Nov 19 10:47:44 UTC 2005

"David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> wrote in message 
news:dllhoh$4e3$1 at dewey.udel.edu...

> David,
> That's what the server private seed is for. It is never divulged.

    If it's never divulged, how can you use it to tell you who sent you the 

    For example, suppose I have two servers, A and B. A is talking to a 
third server C. I wish to determine if a server B is talking to is that same 
server C, or a distinct server, D. How will a session hash help me do that? 
On the other hand, a public server ID that is globally unique *will* help me 
do that. The source IP won't, because a single machine can have multiple 


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