[linux-elitists] Zelerate folds

mike@jurney.org mike@jurney.org
Thu Mar 29 10:01:54 PST 2001

On Thu, 29 Mar 2001, Don Marti wrote:

> Is NTP that bad? I mean, you can do authentication among your own
> timeservers and with a cooperative ISP and other businesses, use
> multiple trustworthy public time servers, and even if somebody can spoof
> NTP traffic to your site, they can only make your clock creep slowly.
> I like NTP (mail me if you want to set up a peering relationship at
> stratum 3) and don't care to see it disrespected so. Unless he's
> right...

When I set up ntp at work I picked 15 stratum 2 utc sources, 5 for each of
3 public stratum 3 servers I was setting up.  I figured that a successful
time exploit on that level was pretty unlikely.

Michael D. Jurney

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