Ping O' Death
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ping storm n.
A form of DoS attack consisting
of a flood of ping requests (normally used to check network
conditions) designed to disrupt the normal activity of a system.
This act is sometimes called `ping lashing' or `ping flood'.
Compare mail storm, broadcast storm.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.