KNIFE(8)                                                 KNIFE(8)

       knife,  axe,  cutter,  chainsaw - tools to improve network
       performance via SNIP

       knife is used to control the network via Sysadmin  Network
       Interrupt Protocol [SNIP].

       Experience  has  shown  that suitable application of these
       tools on the network can lead to improved network  perfor­
       mance, as busy segments of useless traffic can be isolated
       from the important stuff (and the rest of the  world,  for
       that  matter).   However,  care  must  be taken, otherwise
       lusers will be complaining about "network downtime".

   knife vs LART
       While knife can be used as a  replacement  for  LART,  the
       reverse  is  not  generally true; while blunt trauma works
       wonders on lusers, it tends to be ineffective  on  cables.
       Also, note that using knife or one of it's associates as a
       LART will probably lead to higher  level  assault  charges
       than one would get with a standard LART.

   chainsaw, the power SNIP tool
       chainsaw  is  a  version of knife that makes quick work of
       almost any problem.  It also has a correspondingly  higher
       potential  for  causing unintentional damage.  Handle with

       In its normal application to cables, knife uses no  files.
       If  applied  to  a  disk,  many files may be affected; see


       You may be required to fix things eventually.

       Bosses and the legal system may take a dim view of overen­
       thusiastic application of these tools.

       While  the  origin  of  the first knife remains a mystery,
       this man page was written by Kurt  Hockenbury  <kurt@some­>.   He  disclaims responsibility for any actions
       inspired by this man page.

       SNIP was first described on alt.sysadmin.recovery by  J.D.
       Falk  <>  as  a  followup to a post by


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