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  • zorkmid
    /zork'mid/ n. The canonical unit of currency in hacker-written games. This originated in {zork} but has spread to {nethack} and is referred to... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


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    iron box


    [UNIX/Internet] n. A special environment set up to trap a cracker logging in over remote connections long enough to be traced. May include a modified shell restricting the cracker's movements in unobvious ways, and `bait' files designed to keep him interested and logged on. See also back door, firewall machine, Venus flytrap, and Clifford Stoll's account in `The Cuckoo's Egg' of how he made and used one (see the Bibliography in appendix C). Compare {padded cell}.