Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 9th Apr 2006 12:49 UTC, submitted by rycamor
Legal FreeBSD developer Poul-Henning Kamp (PHK) happens to run a tier-1 NTP server, intended only for use by ISPs' main servers in Denmark, and specifically not intended for individual client connections, not to mention client connections from anywhere else in the world. He offers this service pro bono to ISPs. Unfortunately, D-Link has decided to abuse the open nature of the NTP protocol and has actually hard-coded PHK's server hostname in the firmware of several of their home network products. Since contacting D-Link yielded no results, PHK went public.
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RE: What a surprise
by Angel--Fr@gzill@ on Sun 9th Apr 2006 15:13 UTC in reply to "What a surprise"
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I would suggest to contact someone at the European Union .
Ther may be a possibility of bothering them at a european level. The layers or the embassy of Denmark to the EU should have any knowledge about who to contact. I guess it is worthy to bother them trying to stop or obstacle their business in all the countries in the EU. Of course, never going to a California court...

Since this is a big chunk of the global market, it could make them reconsider the case!

Anyway, this is nothing out of the ordinary. Typical "Big companies behaviour!


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