ping o' death

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An attack on many operating systems in 1996 which disabled a number of computers and embarrassed a number of operating system vendors. It made many computers crash by overflowing the memory that was allocated to TCP-IP communication. The term is now used to describe any human-created event that causes a system to crash. See also ping flooding and ping storm.

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