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

  • From: Stephen Sprunk
  • Date: Wed Apr 12 14:37:07 2006

Thus spake "Alexei Roudnev" <[email protected]>
Hmm, if some idiot wrote my NTP IP into his hardware, I just stop to
monitor my NTP and make sure that it have few hours of error in time.
No one require me to CLAIM that I set up wrong time, BUT no one can
require me to maintain correct time just because some idiots use my
What most people participating in this subthread seem to be missing is that if one did decide to send (or accidentally sent) false time to these D-Link devices, NOBODY WOULD EVER KNOW OR CARE. Doing so does not solve any problems, so whatever the legal risk of acting is, no matter how small, it's not worth it.

On the plus side, after seeing D-Link's (lack of) reaction to this, I'll bet none of us will buy another of their products again.


Stephen Sprunk "Stupid people surround themselves with smart
CCIE #3723 people. Smart people surround themselves with
K5SSS smart people who disagree with them." --Aaron Sorkin