Open Letter to D-Link about their NTP vandalism

From: Etaoin Shrdlu (no email)
Date: Fri Apr 07 2006 - 15:52:29 EDT

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    Well, this is at least marginally on topic, and I think it deserves a
    wider audience. It is written by Poul-Henning Kamp (the affected party).
    Please read it.

    http://people.freebsd.org/~phk/dlink/

    It ends with the following:

    Didn't something like this happen before?

    Yes, D-Link is not the first vendor to make a hash of the NTP protocol.
    Some years back NetGear products blasted University of Wisconsin off the
    net. I have repeatedly pointed D-Link's lawyer at this case.
    Fortunately, in my case it is not that bad.

    The NetGear incident caused the NTP protocol designers to add a "kiss of
    death" option to the Latest (S)NTP standard but D-Links devices does not
    respect that option. I have tried.

    -- 
    "You can't have in a democracy various groups with arms - you have
    to have the state with a monopoly on power," Condoleeza Rice,
    the US secretary of state, said at the end of her two-day visit to
    Baghdad yesterday.             ...No Comment
    

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