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So how big was it *really*?

It's interesting, this just came up on gizmodo. As I said in another
forum, take it for what it's worth:



On 03/28/2013 09:23 AM, Valdis Kletnieks wrote:
> So we all have heard the breathless news reports of how the recent
> urinating contest between Spamhaus and a butthurt ISP was the "biggest
> in history".
> Where would you guys put it, if measured as "percent of total worldwide
> available Internet bandwidth/resources"?  My gut feeling is that by that
> metric, it didn't even make the top 20.  Think back to the Morris worm, or
> Blaster/Nachi/etc - *nobody* had any free bandwidth when those happened. And
> even if you restrict the discussion to intentional targeted attacks, I'm sure
> we've had worse (Smurf, anybody? :)