Starr report hits the Net

Massive traffic threatens to keep many from getting an unprecedented first look at the independent counsel's report about the Clinton sex scandal.

CNET News staff
Netizens everwhere rushed online to read the independent counsel's report on the presidential sex scandal. And despite widespread fears of crashes, networking backbones and servers survive the stampede.

News sites weather Starr storm
Sites that published the full Starr report are rewarded with record-breaking traffic numbers, but they manage to hold up under pressure.

Public stampede to the report
update People around the globe rush online in search of gritty details in Kenneth Starr's 445-page report and witness a national debate online.

Net backbones handle heavy traffic
The network shows no signs of buckling under significant pressure, according to those who man the computers that route Internet traffic.

Full text of the Starr report
transcripts A full text of the independent counsel's report on the presidential sex scandal and possible grounds for impeachment.

CNET Radio: Starr report shines online
audio U.S. markets aren't ruffled by the salacious details, and all kinds of sites are sharing the load.

Filter firms make most of Starr report
In another ironic twist, the same filtering software firms the president has praised are now using their products to block the explicit Starr report.

Ironic time for Net content hearing
A House Commerce subcommittee will meet on how to protect children from adult material online, the same day the Starr report is being posted.

Will Starr report bring down the House.gov?
The public's insatiable hunger for details about the scandal could max out Congress's Web sites and potentially bog down the entire Net.