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]: I'm guilty
by shredder on Mon 10th Apr 2006 09:33 UTC in reply to "RE: I'm guilty"
shredder
Member since:
2005-07-06

Wireless routers are a pain.

My Belkin wireless router crashes if I don't run a bandwidth shaper on my desktop. When it crashes, it enables the proprietary mode which actually worsens performance.

My parents have a different Belkin wireless router which rarely works. Do any wireless routers work properly?

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RE[3]: I'm guilty
by BABaracus on Mon 10th Apr 2006 21:37 in reply to "RE[2]: I'm guilty"
BABaracus Member since:
2006-04-10

Shredder asked: "Do any wireless routers work properly?"

In my experience, the Linksys WRT-54GS is very good. I have had one for over a year, and it just sits there serving packets reliably, day in and day out. It was reliable with the stock firmaware, but I have upgraded it's functionality by loading the enhanced firmware from www.dd-wrt.com - this adds additional QoS Features, etc.

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RE[4]: I'm guilty
by shredder on Tue 11th Apr 2006 09:47 in reply to "RE[3]: I'm guilty"
shredder Member since:
2005-07-06

Thanks for the info. I'll look into it.

Isn't that one that runs Linux? That's cool.

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