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: DDoS
by Ronald Vos on Sun 9th Apr 2006 16:58 UTC in reply to "DDoS"
Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

Could it be possible to go after them legally on the grounds of a DDoS on PHK's NTP server?

Same story as simply demanding compensation for the extra costs generated by their failure to comply to the terms of service: too expensive to sue.

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