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Originally Posted by NoiseTemper View Post

lachen.gif You can't "shutdown the entire internet". You'd have to shutdown every server/exchange/node etc. in the world, which is not even remotely possible.

A big mass of plasma 150 million km from here says it can. CME.
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post #22 of 36
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Originally Posted by MoGTy View Post

A big mass of plasma 150 million km from here says it can. CME.

Which we are rather overdue for.
(One capable of damaging electronic equipment, I mean.)
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post #23 of 36
It wouldn't be entirely impossible to "break" the Internet. But using a tiny attack like 300gb/s won't do it. You would need prolly around 5-10tb/s sustained Attacking the biggest exchange centers.

Just becuase someone or some country hasn't done it yet (cough cough china) doesn't mean it's impossible w
post #24 of 36
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Originally Posted by RipperLord View Post

I'm sorry to break it to you, but those "gurus" were right. The internet is such a huge mesh of backbone router connections that it is almost impossible for any organised bunch of attacks to take out the web. The idea is that you break disable one link with a DDOS, you still have millions of other hop transits to reach the destination.


If you take out the big hops, the internet slows down to a crawl, barely usable.
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It wouldn't be entirely impossible to "break" the Internet. But using a tiny attack like 300gb/s won't do it. You would need prolly around 5-10tb/s sustained Attacking the biggest exchange centers.

Just becuase someone or some country hasn't done it yet (cough cough china) doesn't mean it's impossible w

There is always gonna be a bottleneck somewhere that prevents the data to spread out everywhere. It might be possible to completely shut down one ISP but i dont think its possible to disable the majority of the internet.

I personally didn't notice anything of this DDoS, and i live in belgium.
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100Gbps DDoS drool.gif

I wish I had access to the kind of resources required to launch such an attack...
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is it ok to take off my big boy pants now
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post #28 of 36
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We had an article posted on OCN some time ago about what it actually WOULD take to shut down the internet. It was (as you all know) a LOT.

Link? That sounds like it'd be an awesome read biggrin.gif
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I highly doubt that a 100Gbps attack on the Internet is gonna do much more than make it giggle. tongue.gif

really... if this were more like a... 100Tbps attack, then yeah, probably plausible... But no.... I really don't know if we even have the means to take the internet down even if we were forced to try...
     
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post #30 of 36
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A big mass of plasma 150 million km from here says it can. CME.
Doesn't that only hit the "daylight" half of the planet the moment it hits, though? It still doesn't seem like it would take out every internet node on the planet. Just all of the poorly shielded/unshielded ones on half the planet.
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