= F =
firehose syndrome n.
In mainstream folklore it is observed
that trying to drink from a firehose can be a good way to rip your
lips off. On computer networks, the absence or failure of flow
control mechanisms can lead to situations in which the sending
system sprays a massive flood of packets at an unfortunate
receiving system, more than it can handle. Compare overrun,
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.