NTP users are strongly urged to take immediate action to ensure that their NTP daemons are not susceptible to being used in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Please also take this opportunity to defeat denial-of-service attacks by implementing Ingress and Egress filtering through BCP38.
ntp-4.2.8p6 was released on 19 January 2016. It addresses 9 low- and medium-severity security issues, 10 bugfixes, and contains other improvements over 4.2.8p5.
Are you using Autokey in production? If so, please contact Harlan - he's got some questions for you.
The Synchronization Status of
There is a need to be able to easily and consistently determine if
system clock and/or
's idea of its internal state and the system
clock are "correct" (for some definition of correct).
To offer this ability, it seems to me that the first thing we need to
nail down is the definition and specification of "correct".
The definition of 'correct' time
How about the following:
- The decoded system status bits contain
ntpd is in state
S_SYNC (which Dave is renaming to
- any slew adjustment in-process is under X (where X is configurable)
- Do we care about the root dispersion?