Search Result for "flytrap":
1. a trap for catching flies;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
flytrap \fly"trap\ (fl[imac]"tr[a^]p), n. 1. A trap for catching flies. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant (Dion[ae]a muscipula), called also Venus's flytrap, having two-lobed leaves which are fringed with stiff bristles, and fold together when certain sensitive hairs on their upper surface are touched, thus trapping insects that light on them. The insects so caught are afterwards digested by a secretion from the upper surface of the leaves. The plant is native to North and South Carolina, growing in bogs. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
firewall machine flytrap
A dedicated gateway machine with special security precautions on it, used to service outside network, especially Internet, connections and dial-in lines. The idea is to protect a cluster of more loosely administered machines hidden behind it from crackers. The typical firewall is an inexpensive microprocessor-based Unix machine with no critical data, with modems and public network ports on it, but just one carefully watched connection back to the rest of the cluster. The special precautions may include threat monitoring, call-back, and even a complete iron box keyable to particular incoming IDs or activity patterns. Firewalls often run proxy gateways. Synonym flytrap, Venus flytrap. (1997-06-08)The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
flytrap n. [rare] See firewall machine.