Black Holes in the Internet

Network World's John Cox writes:

Most users run into an Internet black hole when the Web site they want to access won't load or their e-mail seems to get swallowed up in cyberspace.

According to a research team at the University of Washington, something like that is happening a lot more often, and over much longer times, than anyone ever thought. And they've created an interactive, online map, updated every 15 minutes, that shows the Internet's trouble spots. Colored flags show problem areas, and list the IP addresses affected.

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