[ntp:questions] Secure NTP

Steve Kostecke kostecke at ntp.org
Fri Mar 25 02:17:05 UTC 2011


On 2011-03-25, jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com <jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com>
wrote:

> Chris Albertson <albertson.chris at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> On Thu, Mar 24, 2011 at 2:26 PM, <jimp at specsol.spam.sux.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> Security is so that you know you are not being spoofed. Or if you are
>> providing the time so that you can prove to your users that you are
>> who you claim to be and are not spoofing them.
>
> The question was about clients authenticating to the server.

NTP Authentication authenticates the server to the clients. It is not a
client access control mechanism.

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Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
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