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: I'm guilty
by kamper on Sun 9th Apr 2006 18:30 UTC in reply to "I'm guilty"
kamper
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2005-08-20

Oh well, time for me to write to D-Link and demand a firmware upgrade.

Good man (or woman? sorry). Customer demand would be a strong influence on D-Link, although it seems unlikely that enough people will be interested and/or understand.

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