[ntp:questions] Public NTP server supporting authentication

Thomas Laus lausts at acm.org
Sat Sep 15 13:42:02 UTC 2012


On 2012-09-14, anotst01 at fastmail.fm <anotst01 at fastmail.fm> wrote:
> 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
> replies.
>
Isn't this the purpose of DNSSEC?  It allows you to trust the identity
of the NTP host domain name.  If he is who he says he is, then the
time that he serves is what he says it is.

Tom 


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