= D =
DoS attack //
[Usenet,common; note that it's unrelated to
`DOS' as name of an operating system] Abbreviation for
Denial-Of-Service attack. This abbreviation is most often used of
attempts to shut down newsgroups with floods of spam, or to
flood network links with large amounts of traffic, or to flood
network links with large amounts of traffic, often by abusing
network broadcast addresses. Compare slashdot effect.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.