NTP Md5 or AutoKey?

bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com bmanning at vacation.karoshi.com
Tue Nov 4 04:30:09 CST 2008


On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 10:23:07PM -0800, Paul Ferguson wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Glen Kent <glen.kent at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> > Hi,
> >
> > I was wondering what most folks use for NTP security?
> >
> > Do they use the low cost, light weight symmetric key cryptographic
> > protection method using MD5 or do folks go in for full digital
> > signatures and X.509 certificates (AutoKey Security)?
> >
> 
> I'm just wondering -- in globak scheme of security issue, is NTP
> security a major issue?
> 
> Just curious.
> 
> - ferg

	depends on your POV...  in a dns context, TSIG and DNSSEC validation
	depend on accurate time - failure to resolve data because of a time slip
	might be considered a significantissue.

--bill




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