[ntp:questions] ntp-keygen IFF

David Mills mills at udel.edu
Mon May 25 16:30:36 UTC 2009


Grzegorz,

You should read the -e option more carefully. Tthe client parameters are 
redirected to a specified file, usually using the > filename on the 
command line.

Dave

Grzegorz Daniluk wrote:

>Hello, again
>David, I tried using latest development version (4.2.5p179). However, 
>ntp-keygen there looks like ignoring -e option when I want to export a 
>group key for clients. What I'm doing is:
>% ntp-keygen -T -I -p serverpasswd -s hostname
>(...)
>% ls
>ntpkey_IFFkey_hostname.3452249317       
>ntpkey_RSAhost_hostname.3452249317      ntpkey_host_hostname
>ntpkey_RSA-MD5cert_hostname.3452249317  
>ntpkey_cert_hostname                    ntpkey_iffkey_hostname
>% ntp-keygen -e -q serverpasswd -p clientpasswd
>(...)
>% ls
>ntpkey_IFFkey_hostname.3452249317       
>ntpkey_RSAhost_rocket.3452249503        ntpkey_host_rocket
>ntpkey_RSA-MD5cert_hostname.3452249317  
>ntpkey_cert_hostname                    ntpkey_iffkey_hostname
>ntpkey_RSAhost_hostname.3452249317      ntpkey_host_hostname
>
>So it looks like the second ntp-keygen call is just creating new keys 
>for my machine (rocket) instead of exporting the public values for those 
>previously generated.
>
>Thank you in advance,
>Best Regards,
>Grzegorz Daniluk
>
>
>David Mills wrote:
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>
>>Grzegorz,
>>
>>On rereading your message I learn that you are using the release 
>>version. That versio has an incompatible mix of old and new files that 
>>are unlikely to work properly. The old files when used together and the 
>>new files when used together do work, but not a combination. Use the 
>>development version and the online/development documentation.
>>
>>Dave
>>  
>>Grzegorz Daniluk wrote:
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>>>Hi,
>>>Thank you for your answer.
>>>I understand what you wrote, and that is exactly what I'm trying to do 
>>>by using ntp-keygen. However, it does not work, I receive the log 
>>>message as described in the first e-mail.
>>>
>>>Am I doing something wrong ? Please advise.
>>>
>>>best regards,
>>>Grzegorz
>>>
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