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: Boycot D-Link products
by DuuudeDK on Tue 11th Apr 2006 07:52 UTC in reply to "Boycot D-Link products"
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Please let D-Link know that you'll not buy any of their products unless they settle this issue and holds PHK economical undamaged now and in the future regarding their abuse of his NTP server. I have emailed, to let them know that I'll not buy any more of their products (I admit to own 2 D-Link products, sorry) unless they settle this in a god manner.
Also, I suspect a lot of OSnews readers are somehow involved in helping family/friends buying computer equipment. Let D-Link know that we'll ditch their products and not buy anymore for friends/family until this is settled in a decent manner.

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