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Re: WP: Attack On Internet Called Largest Ever
* firstname.lastname@example.org (Randy Bush) [Wed 23 Oct 2002, 00:54 CEST]: > when uunet or at&t takes many customers out for many hours, it's not > a problem > > when an attack happens that was generally not even perceived by the > users, it's a major disaster The BBC website has an article with rather more nuance than some other online news outlets appear to have. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2352667.stm | "As best we can tell, no user noticed and the attack was dealt with | and life goes on," said Louis Touton, vice president for the Internet | Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which oversees the running | of the root servers and the net's addressing system. The article calls it a "failed attack" and features a picture of a few big sea waves. It also features a link to an article named "Fighting zombie machines" - this also says something good about the clue level at BBC News, I think. Regards, -- Niels.