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Meaning of BORF

 
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 Definition: 

To uncerimoniously disconnect someone from a system without prior warning. bbs sysops routinely "borf" pest users by turning off the modem or by hitting the "auto-borf" key sequence.

You can also be "borfed" by software dropping carrier due to a bug.

The origin of the term is unknown but it has been in use since at least 1982.

 

 

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