[ntp:questions] NTP servers in INIT state

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Lakshmi Kuruganti wrote:
> Hi all, Our NTP peers are showing up in INIT state on solaris11.
> I did a bit of troubleshooting and i think we are coming across authentication issue.
> I am not seeing any  key files for NTP on solairs, any help is highly appreciated.

e.g. in ntp.conf:
keys "/etc/ntp.keys" # e.g. contains: 123 M LAN_MD5_KEY , 321 M Corp_MD5_KEY , ...
trustedkey 123 321


<http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/upload/-Instructions-for-using-the-NIST-authenticated-Network-Time-Protocol-NTP-server.pdf>
ntp.conf: trustedkey 12345
ntp.keys: 12345 M BlahBlahBlah


<http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/keygen.html>
<http://www.eecis.udel.edu/~mills/ntp/html/authentic.html>
 Figure 1. Typical Symmetric Key File


See Also: 16 vs 20 byte keys thread
<https://groups.google.com/group/comp.protocols.time.ntp/browse_thread/thread/e02d22106a25988e>


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