[announce-all] NAC Maintenance this weekend (fwd)

Deepak Jain deepak at ai.net
Fri Dec 10 21:43:57 UTC 1999


Well, I forwarded it to a few friends who really should know better, so 
if you call the feds, don't forget I confessed early.

The news people would jump on a story like this sharks on chum. Look at 
how much is made of a streetflood during a Y2K test. Actual damage/bodily 
injury from computer failures would be the cause of a whole series of 
articles on "how safe is your workplace?" and "how much does your IT 
department REALLY know about Y2K?"

Stranger things have happened. I have seen a few emails about all optical 
switchgear moving 100s of Gb/s around april 1st a few years back. Now I 
get product literature from vendors selling it.

Deepak Jain
AiNET

On Fri, 10 Dec 1999, Tim Salo wrote:

> 
> > and I can't find any published reports in the newswire databases.
> 
> Perhaps someone should compile a list of how many hours NANOG readers
> spend searching for news reports of this event.
> 
> Perhaps this was some sort of denial of service attack (get your
> competitors to spend their time searching for non-existent news
> reports).
> 
> Perhaps after we compute the dollar value of the damage that was done by
> this bogus report, someone can call the Feds...
> 
> (Ok, Ok, so I spent a few minutes with AltaVista, too ...)
> 
> -tjs
> 
> 




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