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kamikaze packet

kamikaze packet /n./ The `official' jargon for what is more commonly called a Christmas tree packet. 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).
See also Chernobyl packet.

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