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.
Permalink for comment 113142
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
I'm guilty
by Tyr. on Sun 9th Apr 2006 18:28 UTC
Tyr.
Member since:
2005-07-06

I feel bad now, I actually own one of the offending products a DI-624. I really don't want to offend the genius that gave us the "beerware"-license , guess I owe him several more beers now. Oh well, time for me to write to D-Link and demand a firmware upgrade.

Reply Score: 5