[ntp:questions] Secure NTP

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Mar 25 01:27:30 UTC 2011


On 2011-03-24, Hal Murray <hal-usenet at ip-64-139-1-69.sjc.megapath.net> wrote:
> In article <ghps58-1a.ln1 at mail.specsol.com>,
>  jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com writes:
>
>>When I see questions like this my first response is "Why all the bother?".
>>
>>There is nothing secret or proprietary about the time of day.

[snip]

>>Am I missing something??
>
> Yes.  The encryption also verifies that you are talking to the
> server you think you are talking to rather than an imposter.

NTP Authentication adds signatures to the packets. There is no
encryption.

-- 
Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
NTP Public Services Project - http://support.ntp.org/




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