Our Attitude With TCP/IP Is, `Hey, We'll Do It, But Don't Make A Big System, Because We Can't Fix It If It Breaks -- Nobody Can.
"Our attitude with TCP/IP is, `Hey, we'll do it, but don't make a big
system, because we can't fix it if it breaks -- nobody can.'"
"TCP/IP is OK if you've got a little informal club, and it doesn't make
any difference if it takes a while to fix it."
-- Ken Olson, in Digital News, 1988
If we can't fix it -- we'll fix it so nobody can. -- B. Gibbo
TCP/IP UDP alarm threshold is set too low.
ping: [from the TCP/IP acronym `Packet INternet Groper', prob.
originally contrived to match the submariners' term for a sonar pulse] n....
TCP/IP Slang Glossary, #1: Gong, n: Medieval term for privvy, or what pased for them in that era.
Today used whimsically to describe the aftermath of a bogon attack....
0077 Do you know what the following stand for? 0078 .
.. DASD 0079 ... Emacs 0080 ... ITS 0081 ... RSTS/E 0082 ....
TCP/IP /T'C-P I'P/ n. 1. [Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol] The wide-area-networking protocol that makes the Internet work
and the only one most hackers can speak the name of without laughing or retching....
ecurity through obscurity (alt. `security by obscurity') A term applied by hackers to most OS vendors' favorite way of coping with security holes -- namely
ignoring them, documenting neither any known holes nor the underlying security algorithms, trusting that nobody will find out about them and that people who do find out about them won't exploit them....
leaf site n.,obs. Before pervasive TCP/IP, this term was used of a machine that merely originated and read Usenet news or mail, and did not relay any third-party traffic.
It was often uttered in a critical tone; when the ratio of leaf sites to backbone, rib, and other relay sites got too high, the network tended to develop bottlenecks....
Homer raises his arms one at a time in front of a fan] [Carl and Lenny hold hankies to their noses and cough] Carl
[gagging] Homer, you should see a doctor -- I don't think a healthy man can make that kind of smell....