[ntp:questions] Problem with date since a few hours

Richard B. Gilbert rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Mon Dec 4 13:07:08 UTC 2006

Jon Kåre Hellan wrote:

> david at djwhome.demon.co.uk (David Woolley) writes:
>>In article <F5kch.10582$k74.4900 at text.news.blueyonder.co.uk>,
>>David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.not-this-bit.nor-this-part.uk> wrote:
>>Almost certainly what happened is that the random selection of servers 
>>selected one that particularly disliked unauthorised accesses on port 37
>>and deliberately served an incorrect time to such clients to try and
>>dissuade them.  Subsequently it selected a server that wasn't so aggressive
>>in defending itself against port 37 attacks.
> What makes you choose to call it an attack?
> Regards
> Jon

I don't know exactly how David would answer that question but I would 
regard any attempt at unauthorized access to any of my systems as an 
attack.  Don't forget that there are thousands of people out there who 
would just love to use your system as an SMTP relay, or to distribute 
their latest bit of malware.

Simply offering a single service is not an invitation to access some 
other service that is not being offered!

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