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

  • From: up
  • Date: Sat Apr 08 11:28:10 2006

On Fri, 7 Apr 2006, Todd Vierling wrote:

> On Fri, 7 Apr 2006, David Hubbard wrote:
> > How about serve back bogus NTP data to non-BIX customer
> > prefixes?  Maybe if people's computers start setting
> > themselves to the year 2004 D-Link will do something. :-)
> Perhaps return back a time value that is ~10 seconds from wrapping around?
> Where "wrapping" depends on the size of a time value in the device's OS.
> (Note that if the devices crash because of bad input, I can hardly see that
> as legally actionable, since the devices never had the permission to use the
> data source in the first place.  ;)

Don't count on that.  If you set a bear trap inside your front door, and a
burglar injures himself because of it, you can be held liable, at least in
most US states.  Dunno about .dk.

James Smallacombe		      PlantageNet, Inc. CEO and Janitor
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