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Re: AT&T US Network Slowdown?

  • From: Etaoin Shrdlu
  • Date: Tue Aug 19 01:25:13 2003

Paul Jasa wrote:
> Dear Nanogers,

> Is anyone aware of a "slowdown" issue throughout the US AT&T network
> since 8/18 at around 4pm which is causing a lot of internet circuits
> (including DSL) to be inaccessible and/or appear down from the outside
> world?  AT&T says this has been escalated to "Level 4" with no ETA and
> affecting the whole country.  I am seeing this problem in the San
> Francisco area.  Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing
> anything that would confirm AT&T's claim, and fishing for more info
> about the possible cause and ETA.  Thanks!

Considering the hideous ping storm going on right now, caused by some
moron's attempt to write a "good" worm to go out and destroy the "bad"
worm, I'd bet on that alone. I actually had to shut down all of the snort
rules that had anything to do with pinging. I had logged nearly half a
gig's worth in less than 24 hours, and my network is only a puny /28. I saw
things start up at work earlier this morning, and I curse the stupidity of
the imbecilic excuse for a neanderthal that thought this would be clever.

The next person that says anything about writing a good worm in my presence
had better have insurance. Len, I love you, you're a great guy, but this
worm is not "benevolent" -- it's just a piece of crap, and very poorly
thought out at that. The pings are coming from it, and I DON'T have any
stupid windows machines on my network, so you might imagine my ecstasy at
being hammered like this.


You've confused equality of opportunity for equality of outcomes,
and have seriously confused justice with equality.
                                -- Woodchuck

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