[OpenWrt-Devel] [LEDE-DEV] [PATCH] busybox: sysntpd - Support for NTP servers received via DHCP(v6)

Hans Dedecker dedeckeh at gmail.com
Fri May 20 09:43:21 EDT 2016

On Fri, May 20, 2016 at 3:18 PM, David Lang <david at lang.hm> wrote:
> On Fri, 20 May 2016, Jo-Philipp Wich wrote:
>> Hi Hans,
>>> I wanted to preserve the ntp server behavior and only change the
>>> behavior when configured in order to keep backwards compatibility. You
>>> favour enabling DHCP ntp server config without explicit config ?
>> Personally I do because thats likely what most users expect, but then
>> trusting foreign NTP server advertisements might be a security sensitive
>> topic - on the other hand one trusts the default gateway and DNS
>> advertisements too, so I don't know.
> NTP isn't signed.
> If I can control your DNS, I can probably control your NTP by giving you the
> wrong IP for the NTP server
> If I can control your gateway, I can redirect all your NTP queries to
> someone else (NAT, redirects, etc)
> so why not trust the NTP server being provided?
OK let's make the concensus to enable use_dhcp by default

> David Lang
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