6.3.b [ii] NTP Authentication
You can configure the device to authenticate the time sources to which the local clock is synchronized . When you enable NTP authentication, the device synchronizes to a time source only if the source carries one of the authentication keys specified by the ntp trusted-key command. The device drops any packets that fail the authentication check and prevents them from updating the local clock. NTP authentication is disabled by default.
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