[time-nuts] D-Links NTP server vandalism

Bill Hawkins bill at iaxs.net
Fri Apr 7 15:13:48 EDT 2006

Has it been established that D-Link actually has a programming staff?

So many businesses now consist of officers that want more money and
have some ideas on how to get it. There is no manufacturing or
programming staff, only lawyers that make sure all terms are favorable
to the company.

The only way to get such a company's attention is to have a significant
negative affect on sales. Their attention is only focused on money.
"Doing it right" is only for engineers, and look where it got them.

D-Link is mostly sold to people who can only remember three TLAs, and
NTP isn't one of them. The geeks rule slashdot, but they're a small
minority of D-Link's market.

>From a different perspective, remember when TV was new and the 'geeks'
of TV talked about the wonderful educational opportunities opening up?
Fifty years later, TV is a commercial enterprise dedicated to selling
people things they don't need, including politicians.

Now the US gummint is talking about allowing broadband sources to charge
a premium for higher speed transmission. People are crying about the two-
tier Internet, where the most money buys the best access. At least the
second tier will still be there, unlike TV (for now).

If it was me, I'd take that NTP service off the air now. I would not
throw good money after bad by buying lawyers to sue D-Link.

Mr. Kamp, it's all part of the decrease in quality of life caused by the
competition to see who can have the most money on Earth. Move on, if you
don't want to play their enormously destructive game.

Bill Hawkins

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