= S =
super source quench n.
A special packet designed to shut up
an Internet host. The Internet Protocol (IP) has a control message
called Source Quench that asks a host to transmit more slowly on a
particular connection to avoid congestion. It also has a Redirect
control message intended to instruct a host to send certain packets
to a different local router. A "super source quench" is actually
a redirect control packet, forged to look like it came from a local
router, that instructs a host to send all packets to its own local
loopback address. This will effectively tie many Internet hosts up
in knots. Compare Godzillagram, breath-of-life packet.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.