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       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 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.


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




       You may be required to fix things eventually.


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


       While the origin of the first knife remains a mystery, this man page was written  by  Kurt
       Hockenbury  <>.  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 <>.