0 Replies Latest reply: Oct 1, 2012 2:56 PM by user13690008 RSS

    Setup ntp keys

    user13690008
      I am having issues setting up authentication with ntp.
      I modified the ntp.conf file on the server to say:

      server "ip1 address" prefer
      server "ip2 address" key 2 (this server will check in with ip1 address and all clients will check in with ip2 address)

      enable auth monitor
      driftfile /var/ntp/ntp.drift
      statsdir /var/ntp/ntpstats/
      filegen peerstats file peerstats type day enable
      filegen loopstats file loopstats type day enable
      filegen clockstats file clockstats type day enable

      keys /etc/inet/ntp.keys
      trustedkey 1
      requestkey 4
      controlkey 6

      I created a ntp.keys file
      1 M abcdefgh
      etc....

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      Client ntp.conf file:
      driftfile /var/ntp/ntp.drift
      statsdir /var/ntp/ntpstats/
      keys /etc/inet/ntp.keys

      server "ip2 address"

      I created a ntp.keys file (same as server's key file)
      1 M abcdefgh
      etc....

      How do I know if it is using the keys? I have tried to give it bad key#s and it will sometimes correct the time and sometimes not. It just doesn't seem like it's working correctly. What is the purpose of having an ntpdate line in your crontab?
      Any help would be appreciated it!! Thanks.