On Fri, 28 Jul 2006, Ted Mittelstaedt wrote:

You might think this sounds harmless but folks have done this kind of thing in the past with other products and wreaked havoc on the Internet. You can start by referencing "dlink ntp fiasco" in google to get an idea of what can happen to these kinds of well meaning attempts. Let sleeping dogs lie.


'k, you lost me on how this relates to the fiasco ... I did a quick search on Google for it, and, unless I didn't find the right reference, the 'fiasco' had to do with DLink setting up their software to ping PHKs NTP Server, without getting permissions first, and, thereby, flooding him with NTP requests ...

People just don't realize just how very big the Internet is.

That is the problem, yes ... nobody knows how big the FreeBSD community is ... :)




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