|(networking)||sorcerer's apprentice mode - (From Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's "Der
Zauberlehrling", via the Walt Disney film "Fantasia") A bug
in a protocol where, under some circumstances, the receipt
of a message causes multiple messages to be sent, each of
which, when received, triggers the same bug. Used especially
of such behaviour caused by bounce message loops in
electronic mail software.|
Compare broadcast storm, network meltdown, software laser, ARMM.