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[2]: Force
by Morin on Sun 9th Apr 2006 17:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Force"
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> Step 1 and 2 are not feasible because filtering is
> expensive and it would have to be done much earlier
> than on the server itself.
> Step 3 and 4 won't change the fact that bandwidth will
> be generated. It's not like a single IP address can
> suddenly disappear. Packets will still arrive, even if
> there's no reply.

Neither of these approaches would make the huge traffic disappear, but they might make DLink reconsider their strategy.

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