Need trusted NTP Sources

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at
Thu Feb 6 15:02:33 UTC 2014

After all these years I still can not get used to the non-standard NANOG 
response to "reply".  I wonder if there is a way for ne to fix that locally.

On 2/6/2014 8:49 AM, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> On 2/6/2014 4:43 AM, Nick Hilliard wrote:
>> On 06/02/2014 10:03, Notify Me wrote:
>>> I'm trying to help a company I work for to pass an audit, and we've
>>> been told we need trusted NTP sources (RedHat doesn't cut it).
>> So presuming that your company is using RH or Fedora or CentOS something,
>> the auditors are claiming that Red Hat, Inc is trusted enough to
>> provide a
>> precompiled based operating system with no feasible means of proving its
>> reliability, but that they're not trustworthy enough to provide a clock
>> synchronisation service?
>> My head spins.
>> Get new auditors.  Your current ones are stupid.
> It has been a while since I have done anything with NTP, but I would
> start with (which didn't exist when I WAS working with it) which
> I am led to believe has the stuff that used to be at U. Delaware, like
> the public servers lists:

Requiescas in pace o email           Two identifying characteristics
                                         of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio      Infallibility, and the ability to
                                         learn from their mistakes.
                                           (Adapted from Stephen Pinker)

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