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Re: Open Letter to D-Link about their NTP vandalism

  • From: Robert E.Seastrom
  • Date: Sat Apr 08 08:30:54 2006

Matt Ghali <[email protected]> writes:

> Companies behaving irresponsibly and releasing (selling!) code that
> abuses a shared public resource should not be the norm.

The addresses that are configured into shipping Apple products for NTP are:

Time returns 4 A records, time.euro 2, and 1.  All are on
net 17, so it's almost certain that Apple owns/runs 'em all.

Yes, there are public NTP servers out there.  Since the force
multiplier effect of a defective shipping product is likely to have
serious repercussions for the (all volunteer) owners of same, Apple's
approach ought to be held up as the gold standard of manufacturer