snark: n.

[Lewis Carroll, via the Michigan Terminal System]

1. A system failure. When a user's process bombed, the operator would get the message “Help, Help, Snark in MTS!

2. More generally, any kind of unexplained or threatening event on a computer (especially if it might be a boojum). Often used to refer to an event or a log file entry that might indicate an attempted security violation.

3. UUCP name of, home site of the Jargon File versions from 2.*.* on (i.e., this lexicon).