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  • Weenix
    /wee'niks/ [ITS] n. A derogatory term for {{UNIX}}, derived from {UNIX weenie}. According to one noted ex-ITSer, it is "the operating system preferred... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: Chernobyl packet 

    Chernobyl packet


    /cher-noh'b*l pak'*t/ n. A network packet that induces network meltdown (the result of a {broadcast storm}), in memory of the April 1986 nuclear accident at Chernobyl in Ukraine. The typical scenario involves an IP Ethernet datagram that passes through a gateway with both source and destination Ether and IP address set as the respective broadcast addresses for the subnetworks being gated between. Compare {Christmas tree packet}.