[ntp:questions] NTP 4.2.4p2-RC3 Released

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.isc.org
Mon May 28 23:01:21 UTC 2007


On 2007-05-28, Per Jessen <per at computer.org> wrote:
> Steve Kostecke wrote:
>
>>>> Are you offering to underwrite the cost of an SSL certificate for
>>>> us?
>>>
>>> You could try http://www.cacert.org/
>> 
>> I've considered that. However the cacert root certificate is not
>> preinstalled in MSIE. So you still have the issue of the scary dialog
>> box and the ensuing confusion.
>
> That's true, although I would expect people who study e.g. bugreports to
> be able to deal with that reasonably well :-) 

Cacert will send anyone a server cert. No verification is performed; all
you need is an e-mail address in the domain. How, exactly, is that a big
improvement over a self signed cert?

They could just as well load the NTP root cert.

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




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