Ping O' Death = P = pink wire

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.

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