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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:

Paul Vixie wrote:

simon@darkmere.gen.nz (Simon Lyall) writes:

I've said in other forums the only solution for this sort of software is
to return the wrong time (by several months). The owner might actually
notice then and fix the problem.

that creates new liability, and isn't realistic in today's litigious world.


(Suprise to read that from PV.)


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?

Because its DIX ressources... They can do whatever they want with 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. (;-}


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