[ntp:security] Questions about AutoKey

Sue Graves sgraves at nwtime.org
Fri Jan 29 22:34:32 UTC 2016

What are the reasons for Cornet to use Autokey?
It is no longer being developed and instead we are moving to the NTS spec.
Please see this article:

We'd be happy to arrange for a phone call with you and others at Cornet,
if you'd like to discuss further.


On 1/29/2016 7:36 AM, Ram Krishnan wrote:
> Hello,
> My name is Ram Krishnan and I am a developer with a company Cornet Inc
> in Virgina. Part of requirements for a product we are building is
> AutoKey support on NTP. I have download the latest ntp software and
> incorporated it in. I tried running it with a ntp server on a linux PC.
> The ntp client kept rejecting it and I looked into the code and it looks
> like the key was larger than NTP_MAXKEY. Just for testing I commented
> out some of the MAX checks and it seems to sync up. At least I can see
> the auth ok on the ntp client.
> The reason for my email is we are interesting in the autokey feature and
> there was a note on the website asking to contact Harlan. Please let me
> know what questions you might have about the autokey feature and I will
> try to get them answered .
> Thank you,
> Ram Krishnan
> Principal Software Engg
> Cornet Tech Inc.
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