Re: TCP/IP Slang Glossary

Scott Brim (
Wed, 11 Nov 87 15:05:29 -0500

>A bogon is a particle (alias packet) that transmits bogosity. I guess it is
>also a happy accident that it rhymes with Vogon, because the bogus info is
>frequently offensive and/or destructive.

Happy accident? Absolutely intentional; the analogy with a particle
came later. "Vogons may read you bad poetry, but bogons make you
study obsolete RFCs."

>Gong? I dunno.

This is Dave Mills's, derived from "gongfermer". It's worth asking
him to repost his explanation.

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