[ntp:questions] SSL time request
david at ex.djwhome.demon.invalid
Sat May 21 15:52:06 UTC 2011
Kevin Coulombe wrote:
> I'm looking into producing a 15 days demonstration version of an application
> for a client. I'm considering the use of an internet clock to validate this
> demo's duration, but a simple http request would be too easy to hack.
> Is there any way to request time in a secure manner such as an SSL
NTP is UDP so incompatible with a TCP based protocol like SSL. However
it does have its own authentication options.
In this case, though, I would suggest that using https might be an
easier choice, s you don't need high accuracy.
> connection. What I need is to validate that we are actually communicating
> with the "real" time server and that the message isn't tampered with.
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