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Re: Risk of Internet collapse grows
Exactly my thought. I didnt mention it for fear of rambling. But there are areas of limited redundancy, and those are larger targets. I used to receive "interesting" messages from rebels in S. America because at the time we were working with some of the larger companies down there by hosting their sites, and running IP connections. An attack at key sites like landing centers etc could cut off a lot of S. America.
It was also a selling point pushed by people like PanAmSat that would claim it was hard to knock out a bird, and they were going direct to each customer.
It does seem that most hostile groups out there are more interested in something more gory then saying "ha we have denied the infidels their spam this week..."
At 13:28 +0000 11/27/02, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, David Diaz wrote:I think this is old news. There was a cover story back in 1996 time frame on Mae_east. We have to ask how likely is this with many of the top backbones doing private peering over local loops, how much damage would occur if an exchange point where hit?It depends which exchange point is hit. There are a couple of buildings in London which if hit would have a disasterous affect on UK and European peering. What about fibre landing stations? Are these diverse enough? Again, most of the transatlantic fibre (for the UK) appears to come in near Lands End. Rich
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