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Re: Open Letter to D-Link about their NTP vandalism
- From: Alain Hebert
- Date: Tue Apr 11 13:38:31 2006
Joseph S D Yao wrote:
On Tue, Apr 11, 2006 at 02:04:39AM -0400, Alain Hebert wrote: Because its DIX ressources... They can do whatever they want with it.
Paul Vixie wrote:
firstname.lastname@example.org (Simon Lyall) writes: (Suprise to read that from PV.)
I've said in other forums the only solution for this sort of software isthat creates new liability, and isn't realistic in today's litigious world.
to return the wrong time (by several months). The owner might actually
notice then and fix the problem.
Why? It may be the voice of experience. In this country, and in many
others with hypertrophied legal systems, one may sue another for any
reason whatsoever. If the person bringing suit picks the judge
carefully, the suit might even not be recognised as idiotic and thrown
out immediately as without merit.
It is obvious that D-Link should not be doing this to DIX, no matter how
short a skirt DIX may be wearing. [;-)]
However, why should DIX try to turn around and do likewise to innocent
D-Link customers, even given that most of them would not notice it?
They owe nothing to DLink customers, and DLink customers should know to buy equipments from a better company that do not trespasses on other properties.
Enough of them might see it and make enough chatter to get DLink to fire that idiotic engineering team and fix that flaw.
Because at the end of the day... It is a flaw.
As a device developer myself, I always ask... what would Cisco do. (;-}
Alain Hebert email@example.com
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