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Hacking the undernet : libertarian limits, commercial containment

Long, Jane and Allen, Matthew 2001, Hacking the undernet : libertarian limits, commercial containment, Australian journal of communication, vol. 28, no. 3, pp. 37-54.

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Title Hacking the undernet : libertarian limits, commercial containment
Author(s) Long, Jane
Allen, Matthew
Journal name Australian journal of communication
Volume number 28
Issue number 3
Start page 37
End page 54
Total pages 18
Publisher University of Queensland : School of English
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 0811-6202
Summary In this article, we explare a recent incident involving aprolonged and severe denial of service attack directed at the Undemet Intemet Relay Chat network. It put the future viabifity of Undernet in doubt; it took some months for service quality to be restored. The circumstances of the attack and the responses, both technical and social, within Undemet are enlightening in themselves, as we discuss. But they also allow us to explore, contrast, and match up the limits of the libertarianism that seems embedded in the socio-technics of the Intemet and the possible and actual containment of 'free' services in a 'free' market, through the operation of commercial transactions.
Language eng
Field of Research 200199 Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2001
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30051005

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Communication and Creative Arts
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