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FS#68972 - [ntp] please consider ntpsec replacement

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Andreas Radke (AndyRTR) - Monday, 14 December 2020, 13:03 GMT
Task Type Feature Request
Category Packages: Extra
Status Assigned
Assigned To Lukas Fleischer (lfleischer)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 0%
Votes 2
Private No

Details

I've found Fedora replacing ntp with ntpsec (https://www.ntpsec.org/)
for good maintenance and security reasons:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Changes/NtpReplacement - no spec file so far

We have it available in AUR - https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ntpsec

It looks like a valid and solid dropin-replacement. Please consider switching over to ntpsec for
security reasons and a more community friendly version and an open development process.
Maybe we should also ask our devops team if they have an opinion on this. Not sure if your server
rely on it.

This task depends upon

Comment by helle vaanzinn (glitsj16) - Monday, 14 December 2020, 14:02 GMT
Fedora 33 supports Network Time Security (NTS) to secure NTP: https://fedoramagazine.org/secure-ntp-with-nts/
Arch Linux has all the tools to do the same via the chrony package: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/community/x86_64/chrony/ (see https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Chrony).
Personally I don't understand why the community chrony package is taking that long to get updated to 4.0, which added support for NTS out-of-the-box: https://chrony.tuxfamily.org/news.html

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