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Hubble Maps the Changing Constellation of Internet 'Black Holes'
April 8, 2008
A surprisingly large fraction of Web traffic gets sucked into temporary black holes, in which information between two computers disappears en route. A new online observatory monitors Internet black holes so network administrators--and frustrated Web users--can diagnose problems in real time.
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