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ISC opens Internet crisis center

Its goal is to try and head off future attacks. Last October’s hacker attack on the global root servers that run the core addressing system of the Internet knocked out seven of the 13 servers for a time, but caused nary a problem for most Internet users. But that massive attack and its implications haven’t been forgotten by many of the people behind the scenes who help keep the Internet functioning. And to try to prevent a larger attack from possibly taking down the whole Internet in the future, a new group is being launched by the nonprofit Internet Software Consortium (ISC) to help protect the security of the system. The ISC today announced the Operations, Analysis and Research Center (OARC), a global Internet crisis coordination center that will be used to study and monitor traffic on the Internet so that technicians will be able to differentiate high-demand traffic spikes from high-intensity attacks on root servers. Full Story

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