= C =
Chernobyl packet /cher-noh'b*l pak'*t/ n.
packet that induces a broadcast storm and/or network meltdown, in memory of the April 1986 nuclear accident at
Chernobyl in Ukraine. The typical scenario involves an IP Ethernet
datagram that passes through a gateway with both source and
destination Ether and IP address set as the respective broadcast
addresses for the subnetworks being gated between. Compare
Christmas tree packet.
--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.