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Hacking the undernet : libertarian limits, commercial containment

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posted on 2001-01-01, 00:00 authored by J Long, Matthew Allen
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.

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Journal

Australian journal of communication

Volume

28

Issue

3

Pagination

37 - 54

Publisher

University of Queensland : School of English

Location

Brisbane, Qld.

ISSN

0811-6202

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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