Martian

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Martian

1. of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Mars
2. an inhabitant of Mars, esp in science fiction

Martian

Packets that turn up unexpectedly on the wrong network because of bogus routing entries. Also a packet which has an altogether bogus (non-registered or ill-formed) internet address, such as the test loopback interface [127.0.0.1]. Such a packet will come back labelled with a source address that is clearly not of this earth. "The domain server is getting lots of packets from Mars. Does that gateway have a martian filter?"
References in classic literature ?
My effort was crowned with a success which appalled me no less than it seemed to surprise the Martian warriors, for it carried me fully thirty feet into the air and landed me a hundred feet from my pursuers and on the opposite side of the enclosure.
This is quite far enough to imbue me with great respect for the Martian firearm, and some telepathic force must have warned me against an attempt to escape in broad daylight from under the muzzles of twenty of these death-dealing machines.
Placing my hand over my heart I bowed low to the Martian and explained to him that while I did not understand his language, his actions spoke for the peace and friendship that at the present moment were most dear to my heart.
At the end of the last episode, M'gann warned that the White Martians are coming.
The crisis is an invasion of blood-sucking Martians and their monstrous machines.
And these gigantic warriors are the first Martians John Carter meets when he is transported from a cave to the planet after fleeing from Apaches in 19th-century Arizona.
Referred to as the Martians, a nickname with unclear origins, "Martians of Science" is intriguing biography of five unsung heroes of physics.
Serviss imagines the place from which Wells's monstrous Martians have come.
Huxley decides that Wells has the needed intelligence and imagination to accept that live Martians are on the red planet.
Santa is taken hostage by Martians but teaches them holiday cheer.
Published in 1951, it is a collection of short, interrelated stories that describe the colonisation of Mars by Earth, the effects of this colonisation on the indigenous Martians and the colony's eventual abandonment.
The Smash Martians are back - 30 years after mocking Huddersfield in TV ads for mashed potato.