Re: NTP Md5 or AutoKey?

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Date: Tue Nov 04 2008 - 05:30:09 EST

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    On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 10:23:07PM -0800, Paul Ferguson wrote:
    > On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:15 PM, Glen Kent <> 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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