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Re: well-known NTP?
> [I just happened to see this, browsing at high speed, so please > forgive me, if I'm out of context.] You did miss the point (if there is one still) > a rouge anycast NTP server could create > substantial amounts of harm from security and other standpoints by > giving out incorrect time. It doesn't matter, if people cared they'd use something better. This is about people configuring and forgetting where they don't really care (and it's probably not needed or used anyway). Some have discussed returning bogus data to these unwanted queries, seems no different to an anycast gone bad. At least an anycast ntp is there because someone wants people to use it, if it goes bad the upstreams can stop accepting the announcement. Far easier than updating the firmware on thousands of boxes to stop querying someone returning bad data because they don't want their service used any more (which they could just change address on and stop worrying about a few packets that are below most ISPs noise). brandon