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
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/J/Jabber.html ).
http://www.ucertify.com/article/what-is-a-broadcast-storm.html 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.

Cheers,
Ed.
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References:
Need a word for...: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
RE: Need a word for...: From: Janoff, Steve
RE: Need a word for...: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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