Yikes - thanks for the link to the Netgear and DLink SNTPd issues! Thankfully I'm enough of a time geek that I've always manually spec'ed the NTP server to a very nearby one (that I am within rights to use as frequently as the DLink products go out for info) on the DLink routers I've bought, so I haven't contributed to the Stratum 1 abuse problem directly. But yikes. =( --Jimbo 01:30, 26 April 2006 (EDT)
those guys are jerks....it's been in the news lately because of the norway dude's NTP server getting hosed --Dave 09:25, 26 April 2006 (EDT)
the netgear issue is older, but check out http://www.doit.wisc.edu/news/story.asp?filename=322 ....netgear wound up uh, "donating" 375K to the U of Wisc....
Sometimes you get lucky. But more often you're just good. DoIT is the recent recipient of two gifts -- one of $50,000 from AT&T, and another of $375,000 over three years from NETGEAR, Inc. -- that reflect positively on the dedication and talent of University staff.
which would be a good example on why it's wise not to use ntp servers that aren't yours to use. --Dave 09:30, 26 April 2006 (EDT)
sure but let's give Netgear some credit where it's due
They didn't donate that at the point of a gun, as far as anyone can tell, they donated it of their own free will. I'm not saying they're saints, it could have been a coldblooded PR gesture, but whatever - they did make it monetarily right. That's important.--Jimbo 10:03, 26 April 2006 (EDT)