[ntp:questions] Public NTP server supporting authentication

anotst01 at fastmail.fm anotst01 at fastmail.fm
Fri Sep 14 12:11:30 UTC 2012

Some people are interested to use authenticated NTP for their linux
distributions. [1] [2]

Obviously an identity scheme, where NTP server has its own private and
public key and all users need to have the the NTP public keys is
required. Typical private/public key scheme, just like gpg. Anything
else can not work if the wide public is supposed to verify the NTP

Please just assume there are people who like to provide a NTP servers,
which support authentication.

Can you create instructions please on how to host such an authenticated
NTP server? If we have an authenticated NTP public server guide I am
sure over time there will be enough authenticated NTP servers.

[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=%23687166
[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ntp/+bug/1039420

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