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Manual Reference Pages  -  NUKE (8)

NAME

nuke - launch nuclear weapons at known sites.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Files
Bugs
Note
Author

SYNOPSIS

/sbin/nuke [-y yield] [-a height] [-hcme] sitename...

DESCRIPTION

Nuke utilises the GPOS records in the Domain Name System to target and launch nuclear weapons at other UNIX sites, specified by machine name.

If no GPOS records are found for the site, nuke employs the ‘missile coordinate’ fields in the USENET map database and Internet connections to a server interfaced with AUTOVON to locate coordinates for the specified site.

The -y option specifies a yield. The argument must be a number suffixed by K or M, for kiloton or megaton respectively. Yield arguments above 255M are quietly ignored. If this option is not specified a default of 25K is used.

The -a option specifies an air-burst height in meters. If this option is not specified a default of 1 (ground burst) is used.

The -h option specifies thermonuclear (hydrogen) weapons.

The -c option specifies cobalt-jacketed warheads for permanent site interdiction.

The -m option, useful with multiple-site nuke calls, invokes code which optimizes delivery using MIRVed warheads to minimize launches.

The -e option requests disablement of computer equipment by way of EMP pulse only. This option should leave the lusers intact, however those with pacemakers may not survive.

In accordance with the normal UNIX design philosophy nuke does not prevent you from nuking yourself.

FILES

/usr/lib/maps/* USENET map file database

BUGS

If a target site has given only nearest-city coordinates in its map entry, incorrect targeting and significant collateral casualties may result.

If no coordinates can be found for the target site, nuke should cancel the launch. Behaviour in this instance is indeterminate, especially if pmsd(8) is running.

Heavy use of nuke may cause EMP effects which interfere with Internet service.

Nuke does not make enough of an effort to locate coordinates, and may be subject to corrupted data.

NOTE

This command is restricted to super-users only.

AUTHOR

Origiinal: Eric S. Raymond <esr@thyrsus.com> 13 October 1991 Updated: Bruce. <bofh@humbug.org.au> 8 November 1997
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