[ntp:questions] Re: Can you test my server please.
Richard B. Gilbert
rgilbert88 at comcast.net
Tue Nov 23 18:39:32 UTC 2004
Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
>Clinging to sanity, Richard B. Gilbert mumbled in his beard:
>>If people are abusing your server, try blocking them at the firewall
>>by using restrict statements.
>The problem is that
> - the servers often will continue to send 1 packet per second
> - the "admin" of the problematic system will never notice, because the
>clock will be adequate enough without external sync
>By returning a completely bogus time, we hope that the admins of the
>problematic systems will notice that something is wrong with their time
>server set up.
>- -- vbi
>featured product: Debian GNU/Linux - http://debian.org
>-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
>Version: GnuPG v1.2.4 (GNU/Linux)
>Comment: get my key from http://fortytwo.ch/gpg/92082481
>-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----
And how is returning a completely bogus time better? The admins will
probably still not notice! I don't think there is a standards compliant
NTP or SNTP implementation that will accept a time six years in the
past. The clients will continue to poll the server and just ignore the
replies. . . .
More information about the questions