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  • core dump
    n. [common {Iron Age} jargon, preserved by UNIX] 1. [techspeak] A copy of the contents of {core}, produced when a process is aborted by... VIEW ENTIRE DEFINITION


  •  View Definition: bounce message 

    bounce message


    [UNIX] n. Notification message returned to sender by a site unable to relay email to the intended {Internet address} recipient or the next link in a bang path (see bounce). Reasons might include a nonexistent or misspelled username or a down relay site. Bounce messages can themselves fail, with occasionally ugly results; see sorcerer's apprentice mode. The terms `bounce mail' and `barfmail' are also common.