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Re: Yahoogroups and Carnivore

  • From: John Neiberger
  • Date: Mon Sep 17 16:28:55 2001

I don't know about Yahoogroups, but on 9/13 I received an email from Sprint
stating that a huge number of backbone routers would be down for emergency
software upgrades scheduled for today.  This seems at least a bit suspicious
and my first thought was "Carnivore."  I can't imagine why they'd have to do
an emergency software upgrade on forty routers all in the same time frame.  

Well, that's not entirely true.  I suppose if they were suffering from some
buggy code and hadn't noticed it until they had already changed the IOS in
all of those routers, they'd want to remedy the problem as quickly as

Still, it made me wonder.


On Mon, 17 Sep 2001 15:25:52 -0400, Jay Fenello wrote:

|  As of yesterday, the performance of Yahoogroup's has
|  degraded from a couple minutes, to a couple of hours
|  between posting and distribution. It is rumored that
|  this is due to Carnivore being installed at major
|  ISPs throughout the country.
|  Any insights?
|  Jay.
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