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Modulok wrote:
> The ntpd(8) manpage states that its config file is looked for at
> /etc/ntp.conf, by default. Drift files are stored in  /etc/ntp.drift,
> but this is overridden to be to be /var/db/ntpd.drift, as specified by
> the /etc/defaults/rc.conf file. Keys are stored at /etc/ntp.keys by
> default.
> 
> Question: If that is the case, what is the directory /etc/ntp used
> for? It is only readable by root, so it must be some manner of
> sensitive information...

Cryptographic keys for NTPv4 authentication.  See ntp-keygen(8) --
although that manual page misleadingly talks about '/usr/local/etc' which
is  incorrect on FreeBSD where ntpd is part of the base system.

Although I generally use /etc/ntp/ntp.keys for the password style stuff
instead of /etc/ntp.keys 

        Cheers,

        Matthew

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