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Old 2003-11-05, 15:11   #3
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AFAIK, he used to start a distribution from various NT workstations all around the country, with an automated script, but as he did not modify the "at" command, all the workstations tried to contact the server at the same time.

There was a peak in the use of the internal network, and the remained bandwith was not enough for the rest of the firm's services, blocking the work on it.

The manager of the firm asked Federal help, as he thought his network was under attack; it turned out that the network storm was provoked by a hundred stations contacting an extranet server, there the doubt of stolen information by an industrial spy.

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