History question, Morris worm

brett watson bwatson at mibh.net
Mon Nov 22 00:21:24 UTC 1999

> >and what's more fun, when they come back up on jan 3 or whatever, they will
> >have whatever y2k problems then.
> I recall after the Morris worm hit the Internet, reading a report sites
> which unplugged their ARPANET connection were down longer than sites which
> remain connected and got repair information over the net.
> Does anyone else remember that, and knows a citation for the report (or
> news story) I'm recalling?

you are correct.  the only reason i remember is because shortly after
that happened, i did a tech writing paper on worms/viruses for a
college course.  i interviewed several of the admins on campus (kansas
state) and read some of the reports/emails they received from around
the net.

i doubt i still have my writing and suporting materials but i'll look
around and if i find anything i'll send it to you.


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