[ntp:questions] Unauthenticated Broadcast Client Drops Authenticated Server Packets.

Arul Kumar C arulkumar.c at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 13:20:07 UTC 2007

Hi Experts,

I have got a broadcast server that sends broadcast messages
authenticated with MD5.  There is a broadcast client that has no
authentication enabled.  The packets on the broadcast client is
dropped due to authentication failure.  Could you please let me know
if this is the expected behaviour of the broadcast client in this

Since the broadcast cleint is not interested in authentication, it
could very well accept the packet from the server though the packet
has MAC, right ?

Please let me know if I miss anything here.

Arul Kumar C

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