Reply to post: Re: 3Gbps - Really?!?

IBM Australia again blames ISPs for #censusfail, is also 'unreservedly' sorry

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Re: 3Gbps - Really?!?

That is because there wasn't a DDOS attack. IBM and the Federal government are still using that excuse so that they can cover their collective asses. The real answer is that there was poor planning of how people would be using the census site, and so only "average" values were used, and people were told to get online on :census night" to record the information requested, which resulted in a flood of households all trying to get their information recorded. If you take an extreme view of what happened, you could call it a DDOS, but it was caused by poor planning by the government and IBM, mostly the government.

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