[WikiEN-l] "Doomsday" threat?
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Wed Oct 11 15:53:59 UTC 2006
Oskar Sigvardsson wrote:
> On 10/11/06, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 10/11/06, Oskar Sigvardsson <oskarsigvardsson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> In such an event, what would we do? Semi-protect the entire
>>> encyclopedia? Lock the database and quickly install a version control
>>> thing, like the germans? Is there anything else? Let's face it,
>>> wikipedia is a high-profile target, we need to consider such things.
> Ohh, no, there can't possibly be any bad person in the world who has
> ever heard of a DDoS attack! They don't exist! Infact, I just invented
> the term!
>> But we don have quite a number of different defence options that would
>> handle the senario you talk about.
> Like what? This is what I was wondering about. In such an event, is
> there any way to defend ourselves and still be the same encyclopedia.
Given that these mailing lists are available to be read by potential
adversaries, it's probably not a good idea to speculate here about what
those countermeasures might be...
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