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Meaning of SLASHDOT EFFECT

 
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An effect where a document on a www server is linked to from another, popular, site, with the resultant traffic overloading the server so that a connection cannot be made to it. This is especially likely if the server is running microsoft iis.

The term was coined by readers of the unix advocacy web site slashdot.org

 

 

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