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ZDNet: Second Source, Not Open Source, Is The Key

Jun 16, 2004, 22:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"As Steve Jobs took to the stage yesterday to launch iTunes Europe, the whole concept temporarily failed. The company website, the machine that turns music into money, was pushed off the Internet by a denial-of-service attack.

"It wasn't alone: Microsoft, Google and Yahoo were all hit. Exactly what happened is still foggy, but it looks as if Akamai--the company that handles the DNS translation of those Web site names to their numeric Internet addresses--was the focus of attention..."

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