2003 January 26 [10:25 am]
(entry last updated: 2003-01-26 11:55:08)
Good thing I came into the office to get some work done - looks like MIT’s gateway out into the rest of the Internet is dead - at least, as of 10:25AM *I* can’t get outside of MIT, and I see that no one has accessed this machine’s httpd since 4:00:34AM today.
UPDATE: - curiouser and curiouser - now I can get out of MIT, and I see that others have been able to get *in* througout - my little Apache “tail checker” was interrupted so I mistook my problems for yours.
Upon further reflection, I’m guessing that the MS SQL bug/worm must been at least a contributor, although I still don’t understand the asymmetries (I can’t get outside of MIT, but others can get in?).
The Race to Kill Kazaa: a good rundown of the history of Kazaa and its gyrations to avoid litigation - filesharing as the hook to exapnd the AltNet.
eWeek has a commentary: Time to Dump the DMCA - not a major contribution to the discussion, except to document the rising tide of concern expressed within the industry press.