[Ext] [dns-operations] Netgear time-g.netgear.com + time-f.netgear.com - flooding....

Jeroen Massar jeroen at massar.ch
Thu Nov 5 18:04:26 UTC 2020

Yeah, they have a "funny" interface.

I have two perfectly solid Netgear GS108T's for private use (read: desk switches :)
and these have a "Upload" and "Download" web interface.

Upload is that the device *UPLOADS* to TFTP or HTTP.
Download is when the device downloads from TFTP.... or gets a HTTP upload.... oh yeah amazing ;)

Which makes sense for TFTP, not HTTP, and definitely not for most people.
(I'll avoid complaining about the VLAN settings pages, fortunately as the interface is stable a HTTP-calling script was dead easy, hence got CLI :)

But at least those are not technically connected to the Internet and they are rock solid. Also quite different hardware and OS than what runs on the 'consumer NAT gateway router' things that are causing issues here.


> On 20201105, at 17:45, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at icann.org> wrote:
> FWIW, it seems like the large majority of reports of these types of problems over the past decade have been for Netgear. In recent work I did with home routers from a wide variety of US-based vendors, I found that Netgear's firmware upgrade UI was less intuitive than most. Instead of "update your firmware", consider "update your firmware or upgrade your hardware from a different brand". Brands that have a single UI across their line tend to be more supportable.
> --Paul Hoffman

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