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Cisco Bug: CSCvv07060 - [Enhancement Request] Stronger NTP authentication cipher/digest support for NX-OS NTP

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Aug 29, 2020

Products (1)

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches

Known Affected Releases

7.0(3)I7(8) 9.3(5)

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Symptom:
This Bug tracks the Enhancement request for Nexus NTP to support stronger Authentication mechanisms. Currently the only mechanism is Message Digest 5 (MD5). 

It's proposed for better device security that the Nexus should support symmetric keys that use SHA-256, SHA-512 or AES-128.

Conditions:
Currently the MD5 is the only NTP authentication mechanism available on all Nexus switches.
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