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

  • From: John Underhill
  • Date: Tue Apr 11 10:29:28 2006

It seems to me, that the only *real* solution is for these manufacturers to
implement a [responsible] strategy of automatic firmware upgrades, as it
pertains to these (simple eu type) devices.
How difficult would it be to have the router test a server periodically,
(say once a month), and in the case of a critical flaw in the software,
silently update the device?
I suspect it is cost/benefit skepticism that is keeping them from doing just


----- Original Message ----- From: "Mike Tancsa" <[email protected]>
To: "Simon Lyall" <[email protected]>; <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:05 AM
Subject: Re: Open Letter to D-Link about their NTP vandalism

At 08:36 PM 10/04/2006, Simon Lyall wrote:

I've said in other forums the only solution for this sort of software is
to return the wrong time (by several months). The owner might actually
notice then and fix the problem.
Of our customers who have such routers, I would say 90% would not know the
unit even kept time, let alone the correct or incorrect time.