[ntp:questions] W32time - encrypted request to NTP server?

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Sun Mar 23 23:55:18 UTC 2008


Danny Mayer wrote:
> BertieBigBollox at gmail.com wrote:
> 
>>Is this supported or possible in Windows 2000?
>>
>>I've managed to edit the registry to point at my local NTP server and
>>this works fine. The NTP host supports MD5 authentication and,
>>ideally, I'd like the Windows 2000 client to use this when requesting
>>from the NTP server.
> 
> 
> The question doesn't make much sense. Why would you want to encrypt the 
> request? What are you trying to hide?
> 
> Danny

Perhaps the OP meant that he would like the client to be able to 
ascertain that the server really is the server he configured.  Isn't 
that, after all, the purpose of authentication?

But perhaps this is too much to expect from Windows.




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