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FloodNet Foyer

FloodNet represents a collective weapon of presence. It mobilizes and empowers netizens to participate in electronic civil disobedience in solidarity with the Zapatisas.

Important Browser Settings

For Netscape navigator users on PC, Apple Macintosh and Unix o.s.:
From the Option menu select Preferences and set up:

  • memory cache = 0
  • disk cache = 0
  • verify document = Every Time

From The Option menu select Network Preferences

  • activate the No Proxies option

For Microsoft Internet Explorer users:

  • from the View menu select Options - Advanced -
  • and in the Temporary Internet File Box select Never

Designed as a collectively actuated electronic civil disobedience tool, FloodNet inverts the logic of wide open propaganda pipes by flooding network connections with millions of hits from widely distributed, fully participatory nodes. FloodNet enables a performance of presence, which says to Mexico (and its close ally the United States): we are numerous, alert, and watching carefully.

On April 10,1998 FloodNet Tactical Version 1.0 was showcased during an Electronic Civil Disobedience action against Mexican President Zedillo’s web site. A Java applet reload function sent an automated reload request several times per minute to Zedillo’s page. Reports from participants and our observations confirmed that the more than 8,000 international participants in this first FloodNet action intermittently blocked access to the Zedillo site on that day.

Tactical FloodNet's automated features are simply used to :

  1. Reload a targeted webpage several times per minute.
  2. Spam targeted server error logs.

You must turn JavaScript off and leave Java on while using FloodNet. This disables a FloodNet countermeasure used at some websites.

Turning JavaScript Off

Netscape Communicator 4+

Select Edit in the menubar
Preferences in the list
Advanced in the Category
Uncheck Enable JavaScript
Check Enable Java

Netscape Navigator 3+

Select Options in the menubar
Network Preferences in the list
Select the
Languages tab
Uncheck Enable JavaScript
Check Enable Java

Internet Explorer 3+, 4+

We apologize
for not having
for IE browsers.

WARNING: This is a Protest. FloodNet is not a game.
Participation in electronic civil disobedience may have personal consequences as in any off-line political manifestation on the street.

After the FloodNet action, 
JavaScripted websites won't function properly in your browser,
unless you turn JavaScript back on.

Enter FloodNet
FloodNet website development by Internet artists Carmin Karasic and Brett Stalbaum