[ntp:questions] Questions about Certichron

David Mills mills at udel.edu
Wed Apr 29 17:50:24 UTC 2009


Gretchen,

I'm not going to be drawn in an orthodoxy of cryptonauts discussion 
here. The traditional PKI model is well known and respected, and indeed 
Autokey embraces all of it except the issue of time transfer security 
and synchronization performance. See 
www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/database/reports/stime1/stime.pdf.Gretchen 
Baxter wrote:

> >>> especially in the old boy's club of traditional cryptonauts.
>
> scuze me, but not sure what that mean....
>
> can u explain?
>
> thanx.
>
>
>
>
>
> On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 1:05 PM, David Mills <mills at udel.edu 
> <mailto:mills at udel.edu>> wrote:
>
>     Gretchen,
>
>     I have no opinion about the wisdom of this venture, but wish themj
>     success. One of our servers, pogo.udel.edu <http://pogo.udel.edu>,
>     has been running Autokey for some years now with IFF public key
>     available from the public list of servers, but I don't know if any
>     clients actually use it. I know of a few other folks who have
>     tried it,
>     but no apparent widespread enthusiasm, especially in the old boy's
>     club
>     of traditional cryptonauts.
>
>     Dave
>
>     Gretchen Baxter wrote:
>
>     > >>> but they went bust.
>     >
>     > it seems like a good idea, no?
>     >
>     > so why not try again?
>     >
>     > any compelling reason not to?
>     >
>     > Gretchen
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     > On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 12:00 PM, David Mills <mills at udel.edu
>     <mailto:mills at udel.edu>
>     > <mailto:mills at udel.edu <mailto:mills at udel.edu>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     Gretchen,
>     >
>     >     Interesting. From their web site they are offering the Meinberg
>     >     port of
>     >     NTP with Autokey as the client. Last to try this was
>     Certified Time,
>     >     Inc., in partnership with NIST, but they went bust.
>     >
>     >     Dave
>     >
>     >     Gretchen Baxter wrote:
>     >
>     >     > Hi,
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     > I came across the page of Certichron at www.certichron.com
>     <http://www.certichron.com>
>     >     <http://www.certichron.com>
>     >     > <http://www.certichron.com>
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     > They seem to be positioning themselves as THE trusted
>     source for
>     >     time
>     >     > synchronization.
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     > Anyone know of them?  Comments?
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     > Thanx!
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >     > Gretchen
>     >     >
>     >
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