Network Dictionary – Liquid Feedback

Define “Liquid Feedback”

Network Dictionary – “shoulder sagging”

Define the usage of “shoulder sagging”

Network Dictionary – wakeophasia

Defining “wakeophasia”

Network Dictionary – Positive Enforcement

Define “Positive Enforcement”

Network Dictionary – Squashed Sausage Effect

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Network Dictionary – The Point of Know Return

Define: “The Point of Know Return”

Network Dictionary – Tribal Knowledge

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Network Dictionary – HiPPO

HiPPO = Highest Paid Person’s Opinion Used to describe the decision from the opinion or point of view a senior manager instead of using data or technical knowledge. Not necessarily derogatory IF the HIPPO’s opinion is well informed and a choice between available options of equal value or capability. More commonly, a senior executive will […]

Network Dictionary – BUM

BUM = Broadcast, Unknown unicast and Multicast. Generic term to describe the three types of Ethernet modes: Broadcast Ethernet Unicast Ethernet Multicast Ethernet In all Layer 2 networking, the broadcast and multicast modes are major scaling challenges and create single failure domains. The term BUM is used extensively in L2 DCI discussions.

Network Dictionary:Oxford comma

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Network Dictionary – Star Pass

Define “Star Pass”

Network Dictionary – Security Feasance

I’ve often used the word malfeasance when writing security papers but today I learned that many forms “feasance:

Network Dictionary – SR-IOV

Define Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)

Network dictionary – “run that up the flagpole”

Define “Run That Up the Flagpole”


Network Dictionary – WOMBAT

Define a “Wombat” project.

Network Dictionary – DILLIGAF

explain the Acronym “DILLIGAF”

Network Dictionary – Washing My Patch Cables

“Washing My Patch Cables”

Network Dictionary – Coin Operated

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Network Dictionary – Pinch off a Packet

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Network Dictionary – Cloudtard

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