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Re: Open Letter to D-Link about their NTP vandalism
On Tue, 11 Apr 2006 15:00:14 CDT, Robert Bonomi said: > 1) _Who_says_ it is 'false data'? *Who*knows* what that machines is 'supposed' > to provide TO WHOM? I think if you are handing another machine an NTP packet that's intentionally set several months off just to get them to shut up, you *know* the answer to "is it false data". > I submit that; > 1) If the query originator is 'entitled' to make assumptions about what the > 2) It would seem that the server operator is *equally* 'entitled' to make > assumptions about what the query means, and > 3) to respond in a manner consistent with _his_ understanding of what the > query originater 'wanted'. > If the query originator fails to 'get what he wanted', due to his failure > to communicate _in_advance_ with the server operator, *WHO* is to blame? I suppose pointing out that the Internet works because providers *cooperate* and *agree on protocols* would be pointless....