I came home tonight to find that my Internet connection had crapped out, but that’s not what this post is about. This post is about how Billion – that is, the company rather than the oft-misused numerical value – software engineers are perhaps not the sharpest tools in the box.
After restarting my router, the syslog spat out the following:
Jan 1 00:01:33 DDNS: DynDNS can not be reliable if SNTP -time server do not reply to modem correctly, Please fix SNTP -server address. Oct 21 19:13:50 syslog: NTP current time is Wed Oct 21 19:13:50 2009
That’s the DDNS service complaining that things might go wrong if it doesn’t know the current time – followed by the NTP service updating to the current time. Apparently making those two things run the other way around is too logical.