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baud barf

baud barf in Technology
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/bawd barf/ The garbage one gets on the display screen when using a modem connection with some protocol setting (especially line speed) incorrect, or when someone picks up a voice extension on the same line, or when really bad line noise disrupts the connection. Baud barf is not completely random, by the way; hackers with a lot of serial-line experience can usually tell whether the device at the other end is expecting a higher or lower speed than the terminal is set to. *Really* experienced ones can identify particular speeds.
[Jargon File]
(1996-02-22)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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