Why What Happened To The Internet In Syria Couldn't Happen Here
Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:54 AM
So tell me how the Chinese authorities can disable pretty well any service they wish - at a moments notice?
If they can, so can the US - if they decide to.
It's called La La land not believing.
And lets not hear anyone say "But the US wouldn't do it"
It hasn't been deemed "necessary" yet.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:00 PM
You drop one, then all the traffic would try to shift to the other servers, then they are DSA'd, They cannot handle the load, and out they go and shift to the remaining, and they shift to the remaining...and soon, you have to pay your bills by mail for a few days. These people are dangerous and just like in High School you hit the guy at his weakest point, and down he goes. We live in a world full of dangerous people that from a basement apartment develop ideas and things that are sick. Don't think in a minute that we do ot have vulnerabilities.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:13 PM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:40 PM
Anyone who thinks that grounding air traffic and "switching off the Internet" are even *remotely* similar, probably *is* Mother Goose.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 08:11 PM
Anyone who think otherwise is sniffing glue.
Posted 02 December 2012 - 11:40 PM
It won't be done, but that's a different question.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:18 AM
Even assuming a single company is delayed in taking down the network, it wouldn't matter, as they all route traffic through each other. Verizon doesn't route 100% of its traffic through their own network across country, they use as much 3rd party as their own. This holds true for ATT, Sprint, etc just as well. And it is done for good reason. Why lay fiber through Montana (for example) if your competition already has done it for you, and you have a reciprocating agreement with them? You simply offer up bandwidth in another state that they need, and both companies are happy. Yes, for long haul, this actually works.
For anyone thinking "oh well, we will just use local DNS", first, how far do you think that will get you? Second, do you know where the Google, Amazon, or even Associated Press servers are hosted? Are they even remotely near you? Do you think the government won't take their time taking down local networks as they have time?
This post has been edited by waldojim: 03 December 2012 - 01:20 AM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:09 AM
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Posted 06 December 2012 - 10:25 AM
Not hardly. We only have a few trans continental links, very easily disconnected.