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super source quench

super source quench: n. A special packet designed to shut up an Internet
   host.  The Internet Protocol (IP) has a control message called Source
   Quench that asks a host to transmit more slowly on a particular
   connection to avoid congestion.  It also has a Redirect control
   message intended to instruct a host to send certain packets to a
   different local router.  A "super source quench" is actually a
   redirect control packet, forged to look like it came from a local
   router, that instructs a host to send all packets to its own local
   loopback address.  This will effectively tie many Internet hosts up in
   knots.  Compare godzillagram, breath-of-life packet.