[ntp:questions] Problem using ntp autokey with the trusted certificate identity s cheme

Martin Burnicki martin.burnicki at meinberg.de
Mon Feb 9 14:39:12 UTC 2009


David Mills wrote:
> Alain,
> You are apparently using the release version of ntpd. That version,
> while dated early this year, has a patchwork of old and new algorithms.
> This means that, while the algorithms have been compatible as the
> versions progress, various combinatinos of old and new algorithms, as in
> the current release version, probably are not. The only version I can
> help you with is the development version, which does have compatible
> algorithms. I put a good deal of effort in the documentation for the
> development version, including configuration and key generation
> examples. However, note that the online dodumentation applies only to
> the development version, not the release version. In any case, the
> codumentation included in your version appllies specifcally to the
> softeare of your version.
> If using the development version, pay close attention to the defaults,
> especially the default host name and key. I suspect the defaults are not
> what you expect.

Does this mean the current release version and the current ntp-dev version
(which will be the next release version) will not cooperate properly if
autokey has been enabled?

Martin Burnicki

Meinberg Funkuhren
Bad Pyrmont

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