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 sagum on Mon 10th Apr 2006 10:56 UTC in reply to "RE: Force"
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2006-01-23

The only thing PHK can do is changing the name of the server and letting the old one point to 127.0.0.1. That would solve the bandwith issue, but would require all legitimate users to change their configuration.


Sounds like a good idea, however, I'd suggest that PHK points the address to dlink's mail server.

*scarcasim* That way, D-Link can then forward the correct time to the customers via email.. */scarcasim*

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