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Internet outage reporting databases (was Re: $400 million network upgrade for the Pentagon)
From: Sean Donelan <sean () donelan com>
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2002 20:29:23 -0400 (EDT)
On Thu, 15 Aug 2002, Brad Knowles wrote:
One of the lessons we were taught in our security briefings was
that just because something was publicly discussed somewhere (e.g.,
on a television show or in the newspaper) does not automatically make
the information unclassified.
It works the other way too. I've found things I write in public about
Internet outages have a habit of ending up in places you need clearence.
Someday it would be nice if I could read what I wrote.
Scroll down this page:
The NCS gets the information the same way as everyone else. They
subscribe to NANOG.
To bring this on topic:
How would ISPs feel about officially contributing to NCS's efforts on
tracking Internet outages? Would you be willing to subscribe the NCS
to your customer outage notification lists?
I personally know of classified data that has been leaked and
published in print, and that's about all I'll say on that particular
Last I heard, the Department of Energy library still considers the
February 1979 issue of "The Progressive" magazine classified. You might
find it in some public libraries.