[Dshield] DHS wants to silence reportingof network outages--DSHIELD next?

Dom De Vitto dom at DeVitto.com
Fri Jun 25 19:16:23 GMT 2004


It's easy to tap fibre, especially with enough practice.

Likewise, copper is trivial.

Backbone is redundant, transit links are more critical, but even they
are just one of many for even a basic ISP.

Dom
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Where do you want to go today?  Same as every day.... Windows Update.

-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Josh Tolley
Sent: Friday, June 25, 2004 7:01 PM
To: General DShield Discussion List
Subject: Re: [Dshield] DHS wants to silence reportingof network
outages--DSHIELD next?

Or Terrorist/Jerk has idea where small but for whatever reason useful line
is, calls Blue Stakes, waits for flags, digs small hole where flags are, and
puts a device to sniff traffic in the middle of the line somewhere.

I dunno how realistic it is to try and put something in the middle of a
fiber line -- I've no experience installing fiber, but I imagine there's
more to it than just splicing something into the line. For copper lines, it
probably wouldn't be too tough... perhaps no one even need notice.

Josh Tolley
Raintree Systems, Inc.
http://www.raintreeinc.com
760 509 9000


John Hardin wrote:
> 
> Hmm. Scenario: Terrorist (or jerk) has idea where major fiber backbone 
> is. Calls Blue Stakes, waits for flags. Rents backhoe. Digs trench 
> where flags are.
> 
> Serious or annoying?
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