[ubuntu-hardened] authenticated NTP

dave bl db.pub.mail at gmail.com
Tue Feb 21 14:12:21 UTC 2012

On 21 February 2012 02:47,  <proper at tormail.net> wrote:
>> On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:26:44PM -0000, proper at tormail.net wrote:
>>> Why Ubuntu does not use authenticated NTP by default?
>> Do you have an example of doing this with the public NTP pool?
> It's really strange that this topic gets so less attention.
> I am sorry, information is very hard to find on Google. Here are two
> links, how to set up authenticated NTP as a client.
> https://ntp3.sp.se/howto.html
> http://support.ntp.org/bin/view/Support/ConfiguringAutokey
> What I have not found yet, is a free, public NTP server, not to speak
> about a whole list. Only a few servers in the NTP pool do support it. This
> is probable not going to change, if we do not discuss it.

You might be interested in https://github.com/ioerror/tlsdate, "secure
parasitic rdate replacement".
Although, it probably isn't "ready for use production use TM".


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