Too much time on my hands

Bill Becker bbecker at iconn.net
Wed Apr 1 20:04:06 UTC 1998


On Wed, 1 Apr 1998, Vlad Viladegut wrote:

Hello, Vlad.

> April fools right?

Of course.  Anyone can reduce any arbitrary file down to 5 bytes -- You
could just truncate it.  The hard part is to recreate the original file
from the 'compressed' file. 

> [root at cell /]# nslookup squeeze.iconn.net
> Server:  ns.servint.com
> Address:  209.50.225.13
> 
> Non-authoritative answer:
> Name:    squeeze.iconn.net
> Address:  127.0.0.1
> 
> boo.

So far six people have complained that they can't reach my site.  One said
my webserver is down.  Another said that traceroute showed 'a routing
problem' to squeeze.iconn.net.  These are the same people who operate the
internet in North America, yes?

Oh well.
Bill





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