[ntp:questions] Windows Won't Syncronize to NTP

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Tue Apr 1 08:00:21 UTC 2008

starlight at binnacle.cx wrote:
> Perhaps authentication is causing some trouble.
> Try adding "disable auth" temporarily to help
> narrow it down.

That won't help.

w32time does not support the same authentication as ntpd. Also,
authentication in ntpd is used to let the client verify the reply it
receives has really been sent by the configured NTP server.

When the server receives a request without signature it also just sends a
reply without signature.

If the w32time client sends "symmetric active" requests it should be
re-configured to send normal "client" requests, as expected for this type
of operation. See:

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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