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

  broadcast storm
      [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
      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]

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