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Chapter 17. Denial-of-Service Attacks

If you've bought other Internet-oriented books, you've probably read the story a dozen times. It goes something like this:

  • In 1962, the U.S. military asked several think tanks to brainstorm a decentralized computer networking model. This model, they insisted, had to offer maximum survivability. That is, if one, 10, or 100 network nodes were incapacitated, the remaining nodes had to continue operating. Late in 1962, Paul Baran from Rand Corporation delivered an initial draft, and by 1969, this indestructible, decentralized network—the Internet—was born.

That's a little slice of history, and every word is true. American engineers performed a minor miracle by mixing mesh network topology, storing and forwarding, ...

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