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KNIFE(8)                    System Manager's Manual                   KNIFE(8)



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

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

DESCRIPTION
       Experience has shown that suitable application of these tools on the
       network can lead to improved network performance, 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 care.

FILES
       In its normal application to cables, knife uses no files.  If applied
       to a disk, many files may be affected; see mkfs(8).

SEE ALSO
       lart(8)

BUGS
       You may be required to fix things eventually.

RESTRICTIONS
       Bosses and the legal system may take a dim view of overenthusiastic
       application of these tools.

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

HISTORY
       SNIP was first described on alt.sysadmin.recovery by J.D. Falk
       <jdfalk@cais.cais.com> as a followup to a post by <martin@angela.ctrl-
       c.liu.se>.



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