Subject: Re: Serious problems with ntpd authentication in 1.5
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Alexis Rosen <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/29/2000 05:41:51
On Tue, Aug 29, 2000 at 08:34:44PM +1100, Simon Burge said:
> The DES code is not going to be maintained by the NTP people anymore,
> and they are actively pushing people towards MD5.

I know. :-(

> > Whatever is decided about compiling in DES, I bit the bullet and decided to
> > convert from DES to MD5. And I've run into some problems.
> I believe that ntp-4.0.99k solves a few authentication problems - if I
> put together some patches will you be able to test it?


BTW, has anyone looked at building SNTP? I may do so. Locking ~3.5MB of RAM
just so client machines can listen to multicasts seems ridiculous...