Re: Need a word for...

Subject: Re: Need a word for...
From: "Edgar D' Souza" <edgar -dot- b -dot- dsouza -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2010 08:13:47 +0530

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 3:46 AM, McLauchlan, Kevin
<Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:
>> From: Janoff, Steve [mailto:Steve -dot- Janoff -at- Teradata -dot- com]
>> "Quiver"? ÂJust a guess.
>> Steve
>> PS - "Flicker"?
> Dang! ÂThat last one feels almost close... Â:-)

In the Ethernet/LAN scope, "jabber" is commonly used for "An error in
which a faulty device (usually a NIC ) continuously transmits
corrupted or meaningless data onto a network. This may halt the entire
network from transmitting data beacuse other devices will perceive the
network as busy." (Courtesy ). also
links the term "broadcast storm" with "jabber"

In your scenario, though WAN-related rather than LAN, and not
necessarily transmitting corrupted data to other nodes in the HA
cluster, there is still:
- fault (with the internet connectivity)
- (over) consumption of resources (CPU? Net?)

Since the terms above are well-known in networking (I was surprised
that Wikipedia's Jabber page is only about the IM protocol...) perhaps
you could combine keywords to arrive at your own hybrid term:
(handshake / sync / reconnection / rejoin ) + (jabber / storm)

My 2c.

Edgar D'Souza (
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