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 for kamikaze packet
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  kamikaze packet
   n.
  
      The ?official? jargon for what is more commonly called a Christmas tree
      packet. RFC-1025, TCP and IP Bake Off says:
  
          10 points for correctly being able to process a ?Kamikaze? packet (AKA
          nastygram, christmas tree packet, lamp test segment, et al.). That is,
          correctly handle a segment with the maximum combination of features at
          once (e.g., a SYN URG PUSH FIN segment with options and data).
  
      See also Chernobyl packet.
  

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

  Christmas tree packet
  kamikaze packet
  
      (Or kamikaze packet) A packet with every single
     option set for whatever protocol is in use.  The term
     doubtless derives from a fanciful image of each little option
     bit being represented by a different-coloured light bulb, all
     turned on.
  
     RFC 1025, "TCP and IP Bake Off" says:
  
     10 points for correctly being able to process a "Kamikaze"
     packet (AKA nastygram, Christmas tree packet, lamp test
     segment, et al.).  That is, correctly handle a segment with
     the maximum combination of features at once (e.g. a SYN URG
     PUSH FIN segment with options and data).
  
     Compare: Chernobyl packet.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (1994-11-09)
  

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