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The Origins of the Internet Map

By Bill Cheswick

The original motivation for the Internet Mapping Project came from a conference in Annapolis, a Navy-sponsored "Highlands Forum"" that I attended in 1996. Held in Annapolis, the meeting was designed to help brief a member of the newly formed National Infrastructure Protection Commission. Participants included people like the well-known technology-industry commentator Esther Dyson and Fred Cohen, author of the first PC virus and a pioneer in Internet security. (One spook informed Fred and me that they had a psych profile for people like us: We have "sublimated criminal tendencies.")

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