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Paging anyone from ntpd.org



On 12/31/2019 7:21 AM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
> On 12/31/19 1:32 AM, Harlan Stenn wrote:
>> On 12/30/2019 8:32 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
>>> On 12/30/19 8:22 PM, Seth Mattinen wrote:
>>>> Is anyone from ntpd.org on here? You're pointing DNS at me for some
>>>> reason. That zone (ntpd.org) isn't in our system. Your NS looks odd
>>>> too, *.darkness-reigns.net and .nl? Is that legit? I don't know what
>>>> it was before because I've never looked, but that seems off.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> nevermind, I'm tired and confused ntpd.org with ntp.org. Just going to
>>> wildcard *.ntpd.org to 127.0.0.1 and go back to sleep.
>>
>> I did think about replying, saying "Just to be clear, this isn't about
>> ntp.org."
>>
> 
> 
> What I did learn though there are a lot of people configuring their NTP
> with servers that are identical to the legitimate *.ntp.org names,
> except they're mistyping ntpd instead of ntp. Enough to generate >2Gbps
> worth of query traffic (pointed at a DNS server with a 1gbps interface).
> 
> I have to admit I'm kind of curious how many unique clients that would
> be if I answered back with a working IP address instead of localhost.

If the folks who registered ntpd.org are OK with it, we'd be happy to
take that domain over and do right by it.

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