posted on Oct, 21 2016 @ 04:57 PM
Holy s#, I can't get over how utterly ignorant some people are over the structure of the internet. Let's go ultra layman on this and briefly explain
like you're 5.
There are 3 tiers you go through to access internet -- your service provider, the regional networks, and the backbone companies. To dumb it down to
near Reddit-level ElI5, think of these tiers as 3 kind of roads (neighborhood, thoroughfare, highway/freeway) connecting through a city, and each
provider for each tier being a different road. That is the most basic possible explanation I can think of regarding the internet's structure.
That's basically it, a city being a network of interconnecting roads is an apt comparison here because the internet is a series of interconnecting
If someone's interested in having a read about the internet's structure, this explains it in great detail for you. And you'll get the idea of why the
internet's not going kaboom just because of a DDoS run on a DNS company. It was an epic DDoS, but the funny thing is, the mitigation companies also
adapt to them. It's just a perma-battle of who can overtake who & when. Trading digital TKO punches back & forth. That was ELI5 by my techie brother
when I was in my teens, and it's still ringing true today.
edit on 10/21/2016 by Nyiah because: Think I got all the typos,