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-4.2.8p15 was released on 23 June 2020. It addresses 1 medium-severity security issue in ntpd, and provides 13 non-security bugfixes over 4.2.8p13.
Are you using Autokey in production? If so, please contact Harlan - he's got some questions for you.
Embedded Version String Content
While fixing Bug #683
it was noted that the version string in the code takes the form:
Version @ CSet [ build-flags ] date buildnumber
- the version string, eg
- A number indicating the latest changeset in the repository
-lcrypto OpenSSL support (through 4.2.7p32),
- for Autokey support (4.2.7p33 and later),
- for unrecognized OpenSSL/Autokey support.
- the date and time of program linkage
n counts the number of times the program has been linked in this directory
Note that previous versions of NTP used different values for
and the file
It has been suggested that some users are confused by the information after the
. While the remaining information is important and useful, it is not part of the software version.
The following suggestions have been made in this regard:
- Leave it alone
- Get rid of the information after the
- Harlan says not without finding somewhere else for the info
- Change the
@ to something else:
- 4.2.3p29; 1.123-o
- 4.2.3p29, build 1.123-o
- 22 Aug 2006
(added -a for Autokey) - 23 May 2010