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RE: What Worked - What Didn't

  • From: Vadim Antonov
  • Date: Mon Sep 17 16:05:58 2001

On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Randy Bush wrote:

> > The big winners were cable TV, email, packet networks and IM applications.
> > The big losers with cell phones, circuit switching, PSTN, non-akamized
> > news sites.
> no one went after the comms infrastructure.  when they do, i suspect that
> we will find the internet is extremely vulnerable.  how many folk even
> have md5 auth turned on their bgp peering sessions?  what nievete!
> randy

All US long-distance telephony infrastructure can be effectively disabled
by a couple dozen or so backhoes digging in the right places.  Even
competing carriers often share cables.