Defining advanced NTP configurations on the BIG-IP system

Details

NTP is a protocol for synchronizing the clocks of computer systems over the network. On BIG-IP systems, accurate time stamps are essential to guarantee the correct behavior of a number of features.


While in most cases it is sufficient to configure a couple of time servers that the BIG-IP system will use to update its system time, it is also possible to define more advanced NTP configurations on the BIG-IP system.


Solution

Secure NTPD to work only as a client using ntp.conf


This security hardening control applies to the following category of controls within NIST 800-53: Audit and Accountability.This control applies to the following type of system F5.


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