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NTP_KEYS(5)                   File Formats Manual                  NTP_KEYS(5)

NAME
     ntp.keys -- NTP symmetric key file format

SYNOPSIS
     /etc/ntp.keys

DESCRIPTION
     This document describes the format of an NTP symmetric key file.  For a
     description of the use of this type of file, see the "Authentication
     Support" section of the ntp.conf(5) page.

     ntpd(8) reads its keys from a file specified using the -k command line
     option or the keys statement in the configuration file.  While key number
     0 is fixed by the NTP standard (as 56 zero bits) and may not be changed,
     one or more keys numbered between 1 and 65534 may be arbitrarily set in
     the keys file.

     The key file uses the same comment conventions as the configuration file.
     Key entries use a fixed format of the form

           keyno type key

     where keyno is a positive integer (between 1 and 65534), type is the
     message digest algorithm, and key is the key itself.

     The key may be given in a format controlled by the type field.  The type
     MD5 is always supported.  If ntpd was built with the OpenSSL library then
     any digest library supported by that library may be specified.  However,
     if compliance with FIPS 140-2 is required the type must be either SHA or
     SHA1.

     What follows are some key types, and corresponding formats:

     MD5     The key is 1 to 16 printable characters terminated by an EOL,
             whitespace, or a # (which is the "start of comment" character).

     SHA
     SHA1
     RMD160  The key is a hex-encoded ASCII string of 40 characters, which is
             truncated as necessary.

     Note that the keys used by the ntpq(8) and ntpdc(8) programs are checked
     against passwords requested by the programs and entered by hand, so it is
     generally appropriate to specify these keys in ASCII format.

OPTIONS
     --help      Display usage information and exit.

     --more-help
                 Pass the extended usage information through a pager.

     --version [{v|c|n}]
                 Output version of program and exit.  The default mode is `v',
                 a simple version.  The `c' mode will print copyright
                 information and `n' will print the full copyright notice.

OPTION PRESETS
     Any option that is not marked as not presettable may be preset by loading
     values from environment variables named:
       NTP_KEYS_<option-name> or NTP_KEYS
     cvt_prog='/usr/local/gnu/share/autogen/texi2mdoc' cvt_prog=`cd `dirname
     "$cvt_prog"` >/dev/null && pwd
              `/`basename "$cvt_prog"` cd $tmp_dir test -x "$cvt_prog" || die
     "'$cvt_prog' is not executable" {
         list='synopsis description options option-presets'
         for f in $list ; do cat $f ; echo ; done
         rm -f $list name
         list='implementation-notes environment files examples exit-status
     errors
             compatibility see-also conforming-to history authors copyright
     bugs
             notes'
         for f in $list ; do cat $f ; echo ; done > .end-doc
         rm -f $list
         list=`ls -1 *`' .end-doc'
         for f in $list ; do cat $f ; echo ; done
         rm -f $list } 1>.doc 2>/dev/null sed -f .cmds .doc |
     /usr/local/gnu/bin/grep -E -v '^[  ]*$' | $cvt_prog

ENVIRONMENT
     See OPTION PRESETS for configuration environment variables.

FILES
     /etc/ntp.keys  the default name of the configuration file

EXIT STATUS
     One of the following exit values will be returned:

     0  (EXIT_SUCCESS)   Successful program execution.

     1  (EXIT_FAILURE)   The operation failed or the command syntax was not
                         valid.

     70  (EX_SOFTWARE)   libopts had an internal operational error.  Please
                         report it to autogen-users@lists.sourceforge.net.
                         Thank you.

SEE ALSO
     ntp.conf(5), ntpd(8), ntpdate(8), ntpdc(8), sntp(1)

AUTHORS
     The University of Delaware

COPYRIGHT
     Copyright (C) 1970-2013 The University of Delaware all rights reserved.
     This program is released under the terms of the NTP license,
     <http://ntp.org/license>.

BUGS
     Please send bug reports to: http://bugs.ntp.org, bugs@ntp.org

NOTES
     This document corresponds to version 4.2.7p404 of NTP.  This document was
     derived from FreeBSD.

     This manual page was AutoGen-erated from the ntp.keys option definitions.

NetBSD 7.1.2                   December 24 2013                   NetBSD 7.1.2