Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The sky is falling, the sky is falling!

OMG! OMG! The Internet is going
tomorrow. The short version is that terrorists have predicted
that they will take down the Internet some time tomorrow. So far, it
appears to be a hoax.

What if it isn't? Here's some work aheads to
minimize your withdrawal symptons:

  • Make an emergency host table
    of all of your favorite sites, keep it offline
  • stand up your own
    domain server, use the host table to build zone files for those domains
    (i.e., declare yourself authoritative for those zones)
  • make sure
    your IDS signatures are up-to-date
  • same goes for your
  • make sure your call tree is up-to-date
  • go to the
    library, video or game store and borrow/rent/buy that book/video/game
    that you've been wanting to read/see/play.

If the world does
end, you're that much ahead of the game and probably not offline
altogether. If the world doesn't end, hey, you won't have much do on
Friday and will already have the entertainment for the weekend.

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