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network meltdown

network meltdown - (By analogy with catastrophic failure of a nuclear reactor) An event that causes saturation, or near saturation, on a network. It usually results from illegal or misrouted packets and typically lasts only a short time. It is the network equivalent of thrashing. This may be induced by a Chernobyl packet.

See also broadcast storm, kamikaze packet.
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