[Ntp] Antw: [EXT] Re: NTS4UPTP draft

Ulrich Windl <Ulrich.Windl@rz.uni-regensburg.de> Mon, 07 June 2021 07:22 UTC

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Subject: [Ntp] Antw: [EXT] Re: NTS4UPTP draft
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>>> Doug Arnold <doug.arnold=40meinberg-usa.com@dmarc.ietf.org> schrieb am
04.06.2021 um 18:45 in Nachricht

> I always recommend to network operators that  If you are transfer time
> the Internet it should be NTP.  Nevertheless, Inevitably someone is going to

> run PTP this way.  However, I don’t know that it is something that we need
> protect or encourage.
> People do run PTP over large telecom networks.  Power grid operators 
> sometime run PTP between substations on large telecom like networks to back

> up GNSS.  Financial data centers sometime like to get time over fiber from a

> remote national lab.  These applications will likely eventual want to
> the robustness by a having a secure version of PTP.


Another question is: if PTP is used mostly for corporate "private" networks,
wouldn't "PTP over VPN" do?
If companies have a "private (more or less) fiber", isn't that "security
I mean NTP being a "public" protocol, the "NTP over VPN" wouldn't work.
(Timing-issues left aside)


> Doug
> From: ntp <ntp‑bounces@ietf.org> on behalf of Miroslav Lichvar 
> <mlichvar@redhat.com>
> Date: Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 4:03 AM
> To: Dieter Sibold <dsibold.ietf@gmail.com>
> Cc: Heiko Gerstung <heiko.gerstung=40meinberg.de@dmarc.ietf.org>rg>, NTP WG 
> <ntp@ietf.org>
> Subject: Re: [Ntp] NTS4UPTP draft
> On Wed, Jun 02, 2021 at 11:40:49PM +0200, Dieter Sibold wrote:
>> In the past PTP is applied mainly in local networks but today it is going
>> be applied across Internet connection also.
> Just to clarify, do you mean that people are now using PTP to
> synchronize clocks over Internet, or that the servers are
> accessible from Internet and that's why they need to be secured?
> The former wouldn't make sense to me as PTP relies on hardware support
> in routers/switches, which is generally missing on Internet.
> ‑‑
> Miroslav Lichvar
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