Risk of Internet collapse grows

Stephen Sprunk ssprunk at cisco.com
Fri Nov 29 18:44:56 UTC 2002

Thus spake"Irwin Lazar" <ILazar at burtongroup.com>
> Thought this might be worth passing on:
> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2514651.stm
> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/2514651.stm>
> There is a recent book out called "Linked: The New Science of Networks"
> which details the potential for causing widespread Internet damage by
> targeting a few hubs instead of random or widespread attacks against large
> numbers of hosts.  This simulation seems to backup the author's concerns.

How much of this research is based on marketing maps on the ISPs' web sites,
versus actual maps of the networks in question?  Most "tier 1" ISPs won't
even let their vendors see the latter.


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