A CDE Definition
(WINdows NUKE) A program that would crash Windows 3.1 and Windows NT computers over the network by sending erroneous out-of-band data packets that Windows was unable to process. Subsequent versions of Windows corrected the weak error checking in the TCP/IP protocol. Also known as the "OOB bug." See out-of-band data.
Data transmitted with the primary data stream that is considered a control signal and which demands immediate attention. The receiving side must pass the out-of-band (OOB) data to the appropriate software routine in front of any other data that has been buffered and not yet processed, because the command must be executed as soon as possible. See signaling in/out-of-band.
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