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 senornoodle on Wed 12th Apr 2006 09:40 UTC in reply to "I'm guilty"
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So 624s not only crash under any load heavier than a single PC checking email, AND have a total range of maybe 10m, but also f--k around with important NTP servers? The feaure list just keeps growing.

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