[ntp:questions] Secure NTP

Chris Albertson albertson.chris at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 03:15:48 UTC 2011

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

What are "signatures"?    How are they generated?

Signatures are typically encrypted hashes of the message.  They are
typically used when you don't really care to hide the content of the
message but you do want to verify the sender of the message.
Signatures depend on cryptography

Chris Albertson
Redondo Beach, California

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