Re: How to Shut Down the Net

> Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least three of the 13 computers that

>> help manage global computer traffic Tuesday in one of the most >> significant attacks against the Internet since 2002. > I heard they (root name servers) were attacked but continued to > operate. That's hardly what I'd call being overwhelmed.

Right, it sounded as if the AP newswriter was under the impression that everything on the Internet goes through a central bottleneck -- which is precisely what the Internet is designed *not* to be.

As I understand it, only very recently changed domain addresses would be affected by a temporary failure of the root servers.

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