[ntp:questions] Re: Secure W32Time

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Tue Mar 21 18:35:25 UTC 2006

On 2006-03-21, Patrice Renard <Renard.Dehenau at telenet.be> wrote:

> "Brian Inglis" wrote:
>> "Patrice Renard" wrote:
>>>I generate a crypto file from the website
>>>https://ntp.isc.org/crypto.php. The file size is 0KB and it contains
>>>nothing. Is that correct?

That key request page returns[*] the IFF Public Key (IFFkey file) which is
host specific; that is, you can only use this key for NTP Authentication
with the ntpd on the host you got it from (in this case: ntp.isc.org).

If you wish to use NTP Authentication you must obtain the Identity
Scheme Paramters (e.g. the IFF Public Key) from each time server with
which you wish to have an authenticated association.

>> Neither the download key or display key buttons on that page seem to
>> be working (in FF). cced to maintainer.
> Again, I tryed to generate the crypto files from Internet Explorer
> 6.0, but once again the file is 0KB and contains nothing.

I'll look in to this.

Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.isc.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://ntp.isc.org/

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