Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Lieberman's False Accusations Against Lamont

You know this by now - the FBI has concluded that the Lamont campaign was not responsible for attacks on Lieberman's website. If you followed the issue at the time, you probably expected that outcome. As I stated back then,
It gives me no confidence in the Lieberman campaign staff, or their accusations of sabotage, that they seem to think that their website is served from a magic box which can only fail in the event of the malicious acts of others.
The FBI's determination as to the cause? Lieberman's magic box server was misconfigured.
According to the FBI memo, the site crashed because Lieberman officials continually exceeded a configured limit of 100 e-mails per hour the night before the primary.

"The system administrator misinterpreted the root cause," the memo stated. "The system administrator finally declared the server was being attacked and the Lieberman campaign accused the Ned Lamont campaign. The news reported this on Aug. 8, 2006, causing additional Web traffic to visit the site.

"The additional Web traffic then overwhelmed the Web server. . . . Web traffic pattern analysis reports and Web logging that was available did not demonstrate traffic that was indicative of a denial of service attack."
Has Lieberman apologized yet? He should.

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