Another D.O.S attack on the Internet?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Nick M, Nov 21, 2002.

  1. Nick M

    Nick M Moderator

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    My internet connection just vanished for about 30 minutes.

    I checked and reset all; nothing worked.

    Then Kazaa came back.
    Then AIM
    then some web pages
    then some more web pages would load
    then all. Or most anyway right now.

    What just happened? I called people; and locally; everyone shared the same problems?

    And AIM would not start untill now in my friends office; and they run multiple T3 lines.


    What happened? :confused:
     
  2. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Nothing here. :confused:
     
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  5. dave holbon

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    I suspect that your connection to the Internet is via an optical fibre ring running around the inner or outer city (backbone) and that your ISP uses this as a single connection to the web. In the UK we have similar high bandwidth connections. Most people don’t use this, as it’s too expensive. If this suffers from a node fault connected to the fibre cable the whole shebang goes down whilst routers re-configure themselves to the normal means of communication (depending on the contention ratios).

    What surprises me the most is that the peer-to-peer “kaza” network came up live near the top, this would leave me to believe that a fall-back situation has been set-up as the original military specs years ago used this type of system in the event of a Nuclear strike re-configuring themselves for the next best options (TCP/IP).
     
  6. Nick M

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    Thanks Everyone; and even more; Dave Holbon.