Bad neighbor policy?
Many years ago, I needed to deploy a bunch of UNIX machines very quickly. When
I created the golden system image, it included an ntp.conf file that pointed
to a nearby public stratum 2 server not under my administrative control. This
was dumb, because I could (and should) have just had my boxen chime against a
local machine, and have it (and only it) hit the stratum 2 box.
About a week later, I got an email from the admin of the stratum 2 server
that politely pointed out these facts. A half hour later, cfengine had
fixed my error, and I red-facedly responded to the gent whose resources I
had ignorantly abused.
Well, a Danish member of the FreeBSD team is running up against the same
issue on a much larger scale, except that D-Link is the abuser, and they aren’t fixing the problem.