[ntp:questions] Unauthorized remote server configuration

Danny Mayer mayer at ntp.isc.org
Sun Jul 6 02:59:54 UTC 2008


David Woolley wrote:
> Bob wrote:
> 
>> It does more than just answer. After the first packet - Frame 1 - I answer 
> 
> I think that is because it recognizes the requests as unauthenticated, 
> rather than specifically as W32Time requests.  When you turn off 
> authentication, they are no longer unauthenticated.

Authentication is not the same as allowing the server to accept the 
packet and peer with it. disabling authentication merely means to accept 
the packet without checking that it's valid.

Danny



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