[ntp:questions] Authentication

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Tue Mar 20 03:32:20 UTC 2007

Richard B. gilbert wrote:
> Hal Murray wrote:
>>> Many sites run without authentication.  Others need to be able to prove 
>>> that their time stamps are traceable to NIST or some comparable national 
>>> standards agency in another country.  Such sites need authentication.
>> How many of the national standards laboratories support authentication?
>> I took a quick poke with google and didn't find any public
>> keys from NIST.  (I could easily have missed them.)
> That was how I THOUGHT it was supposed to work from casual browsing of 
> the documentation and discussions here!  I've never needed it myself. I 
> couldn't find anything on the  NIST web site.
> This is the only link I could find:
> http://tf.nist.gov/time/authentication.htm
> and does not seem to be what we are looking for.
> Who KNOWS how to authenicate with NIST???

You contact them directly and find out. Even when you set things up you
need to get the keys that work with the server that you're using. It has
to be done out-of-band.


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