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Re: Vulnerbilities of Interconnection

  • From: Greg Maxwell
  • Date: Fri Sep 06 14:42:44 2002

On Fri, 6 Sep 2002, batz wrote:

> To a network technician, it doesn't matter whether it's terrorists or cow
> tipping teenagers causing outages, as the depth of analysis required to
> fix the problem doesn't involve speculating about the identities and
> motives of the perpetrators.

It does matter. A cow might fall over and break a line card, but a savvy
attacker could give you a linecard that kills chassis such that they make
linecards that kill chassis..  When every piece of gear you have in a
reagon is dead due to poor failure containment, you'll be wishing you had
only suffered a chance failure.






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