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