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 for broadcast storm
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  broadcast storm
   n.
  
      [common] An incorrect packet broadcast on a network that causes most hosts
      to respond all at once, typically with wrong answers that start the process
      over again. See network meltdown; compare mail storm.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  broadcast storm
  network storm
  storm
  
      A broadcast on a network that causes multiple
     hosts to respond by broadcasting themselves, causing the
     storm to grow exponentially in severity.
  
     See network meltdown.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1995-02-07)
  

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