Commit ca5d115f authored by Eric S. Raymond's avatar Eric S. Raymond

Note non-suppport of Autokey.

parent 727ebc94
......@@ -7,7 +7,6 @@ http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7emills/pictures.html['P.T. Bridgeport Bear'; from 'P
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== Related Links ==
......@@ -65,6 +64,13 @@ ship code that is security-hardened, simpler, drastically less bulky
(the KLOC count of the suite has been cut by a factor of two!), easier
to understand, and easier to maintain.
We retain, however, almost full compatibility and interoperation with
NTP Classic. The qualification "almost" is required because we do not
support the Autokey public-key encryption scheme. It had
interoperability and exploitable vulnerability issues too severe to
be patched. It will need redesign and reimplementation before it
can be fielded again.
This project began as an effort to address serious security issues
with NTP Classic, and we intend to keep a particularly strong focus on
code security and code verifiability.
......@@ -81,6 +87,8 @@ few will be user-visible:
* The deprecated ntpdate program has been replaced with a shell
wrapper around sntp.
* As noted above, Autokey support has been removed.
[[platforms]]
== Supported platforms ==
......@@ -165,13 +173,11 @@ book and numerous background papers and briefing presentations.
Background information on computer network time synchronization is on
the http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7emills/exec.html[Executive Summary -
Computer Network Time Synchronization] page. Discussion on new features
and interoperability with previous NTP versions is on the
link:release.html[NTP Version 4 Release Notes] page. Background
information, bibliography and briefing slides suitable for presentations
are on the http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7emills/ntp.html[Network Time
Synchronization Research Project] page. Additional information is at the
{project-shortname} web site {project-weblink}.
Computer Network Time Synchronization] page. Background information,
bibliography and briefing slides suitable for presentations are on the
http://www.eecis.udel.edu/%7emills/ntp.html[Network Time
Synchronization Research Project] page. Additional information is at
the {project-shortname} web site {project-weblink}.
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