November 9, 2000


Author: JT Smith

"Ah, life is good with DSL. Everyone has enough bandwidth to have fun.

Then it happens. Susan and I both get knocked off our machines. The login
prompt flashes on our screens. Susan and I both try to log-on. I try telneting
back into the server. Nothing works. I power down the server and waited for
it to reboot. The machine boots up -- and everything looks fine. Until I try to
log on.

Recent headlines jump into my mind -- I must have an intruder. I rip out the
Ethernet cable, hoping I've disconnected in time to keep the hacker from
hosing my box. I become very angry. I ponder my next move." From

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