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  • casters-up mode
    [IBM] n. Yet another synonym for `broken' or `down'. Usually connotes a major failure. A system (hardware or software) which is `down'... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION

  •  View Definition: kamikaze packet 

    kamikaze packet

    n. The `official' jargon for what is more commonly called a Christmas tree packet. RFC-1025, `TCP and IP Bake Off' says

    10 points for correctly being able to process a "Kamikaze" packet (AKA nastygram, christmas tree packet, lamp test segment, et al.). That is, correctly handle a segment with the maximum combination of features at once (e.g., a SYN URG PUSH FIN segment with options and data).

    See also Chernobyl packet.