[ntp:questions] Authentication problem

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Fri Feb 29 20:48:52 UTC 2008


Dennis Hilberg, Jr. wrote:

> Not that it matters, as no one is maintaining ntpdc currently, but I think I 
> found a bug while messing with it:
> 
> saturn:$ ntpdc
> ntpdc> keyid
> no keyid defined
> ntpdc> unconfig 63.240.161.99
> MD5 Password:
> ***Permission denied
> ntpdc> keyid
> keyid is 134682920
> 
> It seems to randomly generate a keyid and specify it for use, and then 
> prompt for a password for that keyid even though it doesn't exist. And if I 
> do it again:
> 
> saturn:$ ntpdc
> ntpdc> keyid
> no keyid defined
> ntpdc> unconfig 63.240.161.99
> MD5 Password:
> ***Permission denied
> ntpdc> keyid
> keyid is 134686616
> 
> A different keyid is generated.
> 
> Anyway, thanks for the help!
> 

it's using an uninitialized variable so the value is random junk. We 
probably should set it to 0 assuming that you cannot use 0 for a keyid.

Danny



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