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fuzzball

[fuhz-bawl] /ˈfʌzˌbɔl/
noun
1.
a puffball.
Origin
fuzz1 + ball1
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fuzzball in Technology

A DEC LSI-11 running a particular suite of homebrewed software written by Dave Mills and assorted co-conspirators, used in the early 1980s for Internet protocol testbedding and experimentation. These were used as NSFnet backbone sites in its early 56KB-line days. A few were still active on the Internet in early 1991, doing odd jobs such as network time service.
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(1994-12-05)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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