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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15756

Found this on /. supposedly thar'll be a take down of some portion of the Internet tomorrow - Thursday. Of course, the experts also say that it might not happen. I doubt it'll happen tomorrow, but it will happen eventually. If it does, I'm not concerned as pretty much everything is damn near cached between Google, Yahoo, Akami (owned by Yahoo), etc Here's some links for Slashdot about it: eweek Inquirer
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15757

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I dunno that just seems impossible for some reason... it's not like the internet is all connected on the same... circuit... okay what am I saying I know nothing about it...
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15758

I hear ya Ziggler. I'm not very concerned myself. Google & the Internet backbone providers tend to cache or copy a sizeable chunk of the Internet and I think if some portion if the Interent were to go done, everything'll still functiono normally, just slower.
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15760

**warning: expect slow porn downloads tomorrow**
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15761

Digital*Firefly wrote:
**warning: expect slow porn downloads tomorrow**
Nooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! :shock: heh, good one.
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15768

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They can go after the backbone routers, which there aren't that many of. (I want to say that there's only 12 in the US.) However, it seems that the attack is based in Russia from the little bit that I've read, and won't affect us that much.
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15770

Good point. Im actually more concerned with attacks against the Root DNS servers. Poison the cache on those guys or launch a packet attack on all 13 (?) and that could be more of a problem. But I could be wrong, its been a while since I studied up on DNS.
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15826

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I dont want the internet to be broke. :(
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15834

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I also want to announce that I heard Sunday will be cancelled this week. I don't know what I'm going to do on Monday if that happens.
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Internet will be (might be) closed tomorrow 15 years 3 months ago #15836

If that's happens, I'll be locked in my room bearing arms, or arming bears I haven't decided which.
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