Risk of Internet collapse grows

variable at ednet.co.uk variable at ednet.co.uk
Wed Nov 27 13:28:46 UTC 2002

On Wed, 27 Nov 2002, David Diaz wrote:

> I think this is old news.  There was a cover story back in 1996 time 
> frame on  Mae_east.  We have to ask how likely is this with many of 
> the top backbones doing private peering over local loops, how much 
> damage would occur if an exchange point where hit?

It depends which exchange point is hit.  There are a couple of buildings 
in London which if hit would have a disasterous affect on UK and European 
What about fibre landing stations?  Are these diverse enough?  Again, most
of the transatlantic fibre (for the UK) appears to come in near Lands End.


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