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Ping of death is a ping that claims to have a 65536 byte payload: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ping_of_death

Flashback quite a few years. I was working in IT and my coworker asked me if my WinXP (IIRC) machine was up to date. I said "yes". Next thing I know, it crashed hard. Oops, my buddy just hit me with a ping of death.

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