microsoft explains. again.

Ya know, I wonder if this really was a DoS attack or just an
overwhelming ammount of traffic from people trying to regain access
to the MS sites. That plus all of the car wreck lookie lous who tried
to access M$ sites as soon as the outage was announced. It would be
interesting to see some numbers....

As one press report mentioned, Billy ships his sw to default
to hitting their site at that when you break that,
lots-a-users are stalled dead..

Wonder if that's a factor...

ah yes, kinda like in daze past when netscape had issued, and people would
call in saying the net is down cuz didn't work..