[ntp:questions] (Software) timeserver for windows being broadcast-able incl. keys

Richard B. gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Fri Mar 16 15:10:30 UTC 2007

Erik wrote:
> On 15 mrt, 19:23, "Richard B. gilbert" <rgilber... at comcast.net> wrote:
>>Danny Mayer wrote:
>>>>>Do you have any idea why (in the ntp.keys-file on all clients) more
>>>>>than one key is specified?
>>Note that the ntp.conf file allows comments.  Comments should be used
>>liberally to document what you did, why you did it, and perhaps even
>>when you did it.  Unless you have a perfect memory you will need to
>>refer to those comments sooner or later.  Even if you do have a perfect
>>memory, someone else may need to understand what you did and why
> Agree, yet file was not created by me, but I guess I have to suffer
> Thanks
> Erik

I was really writing about eliminating future suffering.  There is a 
good chance that someday, someone else will need to understand how your 
NTP subnet is configured.

Do something like this.

# Authentication parameters
keys /etc/inet/ntp.keys
trustedkey   4 5 6      # Used by Servers A, B & C respectively
controlkey 3            # To access the ntpq utility
requestkey 2            # To access the ntpdc utility

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