[ntp:questions] ntp-keygen problem in ntp-4.2.4p5

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Wed Sep 3 03:31:40 UTC 2008

>>> In article <g9kuqv$l5c$1 at scrotar.nss.udel.edu>, "David L. Mills" <mills at udel.edu> writes:

David> I dispair that the production version lags so far behind the
David> development version and especially when production maintenance
David> results in incompatible module matches. My advice is to use the
David> development version, which is in rather good shape.

Yes, the release cycle is much faster when I can devote full time to the
project.  There are a couple of blocking bugs that will need the attention
of Danny, or somebody like him.  Need I elaborate on the known solutions to
this problem?

The list of bugs that is blocking the 4.2.6 release is:


David> By the way, I did verify the -H option does work in p127. The
David> discussion on the Authentication Options and ntp-keygen pages has
David> been rewritten and clarified. You should find things much simpler,
David> more straightforward and with consistent defaults.

And Steve has done a fine job implementing:


which contains the documentation for a number of different versions of NTP.

But the original reporter's problem seems to be that the version of NTP that
was built does not seem to have been built with OpenSSL, so none of those
capabilities will be present in that code.

Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org>
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