<hardware, jargon> A kind of EIA-232 line tester or breakout box
featuring rows of blinking red and green LEDs suggestive of Christmas lights.
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<networking> (Or kamikaze packet) A packet with every single option set
for whatever protocol is in use. The term doubtless derives from a fanciful
image of each little option bit being represented by a different-coloured light
bulb, all turned on.
RFC 1025, "TCP and IP Bake Off" says:
10 points for correctly being able to process a "Kamikaze" packet (AKA
nastygram, Christmas tree packet, lamp test segment, et al.). That is, correctly
handle a segment with the maximum combination of features at once (e.g. a SYN
URG PUSH FIN segment with options and data).
Compare: Chernobyl packet.
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