- Present participle of nuke.
nuking - Computer Definition
A form of abuse found in Internet chat rooms. An example of nuking is sending someone a large number of ICMP or other high-priority packets, thus provoking a Denial of Service attack. If the victim has a low connection speed compared to the sender’s, he or she may get dropped from various Internet services (such as IRC), because his or her machine is so busy handling the high-priority packets that it does not handle the lower-priority packets before it idles out.
Eskimo Organization. IRC Abuses. [Online, July 15, 1998.] Eskimo Organization Website. http://www.eskimo.com/~cwj2/chan-atheism/abuses.html.