Possible abuse from fetching the leap second file
hmurray at megapathdsl.net
Mon Aug 15 20:40:31 UTC 2016
esr at thyrsus.com said:
> I've thought about this some more, and now I am in doubt that the general
> principle (don't use other peoples' resources without their permission)
> applies here. I think we need to apply what tort law would call a
> reasonable-person test.
> Some kinds of public-facing offer of a resource clearly constitute an
> implied invitation to download it as needed. Consider, for example, a web
I think you are just plain wrong. The invitation to download a web page has
some expectations of reasonable use. What's reasonable for an individual
trying to answer a question using google and following links is no longer
reasonable if it gets automated so that every box running ntp tries to
download a file on the same day.
I'm not a lawyer etc. Consider a public drinking fountain. That's not an
invitation to fill up your tanker truck to water your lawn.
Besides, as Kurt Roeckx has pointed out, there is a much much better way.
Just use the copy that gets distributed by the time zone package. It's
already there on Debian and Ubuntu and Raspberian.
These are my opinions. I hate spam.
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