RFC 1
April 7, 2009 12:59 PM   Subscribe

Happy 40th birthday, RFC 1!
posted by loquacious (17 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
Remarkable not least because Jon Postel's name isn't on it.
posted by ardgedee at 1:03 PM on April 7, 2009


Tee hee, 5 bit addresses.
posted by tommasz at 1:09 PM on April 7, 2009


First!
posted by blue_beetle at 1:21 PM on April 7, 2009


No summary of all the wacky-ass RFCs that have made it in over the years, like IP via carrier pigeon or IP Tunneling over HTTP? Or SMTP - man, people have been falling for the RFC 821 April Fool's joke for years!
posted by GuyZero at 1:28 PM on April 7, 2009


Oh was there an RFC this year? I forgot to check! Truly, I am becoming less technical.

Of course there was:

5513 IANA Considerations for Three Letter Acronyms. A. Farrel. April 1
2009. (Format: TXT=13931 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

5514 IPv6 over Social Networks. E. Vyncke. April 1 2009. (Format:
TXT=10127 bytes) (Status: EXPERIMENTAL)
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 1:30 PM on April 7, 2009


Nerds rule the world. Standards for everyone or no one eats!
posted by Burhanistan at 1:31 PM on April 7, 2009


Metafilter: If each of these keystrokes causes a message to be sent which in return invokes instructions to our display station we will quickly become bored.
posted by randomination at 1:45 PM on April 7, 2009


See, that's where it all started to go wrong. It should've been a "Request For INTELLIGENT Comments".
posted by wendell at 1:47 PM on April 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, you little IMP, you! Happy Birthday!
posted by absalom at 2:16 PM on April 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


I love the rarified air that the RFC process operates in. Smart engineers, nerds really, writing documents with no particular authority or right. But the good ones carry authority because of their quality, and the bad or dumb ones get ignored or "improved".
posted by Nelson at 2:22 PM on April 7, 2009


loquacious, with all due respect, which is not much, I know more about the net, the web, and non-web protocols than you'll ever know. Do you even know what an RFC is?
posted by Kwantsar at 5:12 PM on April 7, 2009 [1 favorite]


No comment.
posted by twoleftfeet at 6:59 PM on April 7, 2009


"loquacious, with all due respect, which is not much, I know more about the net, the web, and non-web protocols than you'll ever know. Do you even know what an RFC is?"

Is there an inside joke here that I am missing?

oh, and everybody loves Russian Fried Chicken.
posted by Xoebe at 7:37 PM on April 7, 2009


Which part did Al Gore do?
posted by The Light Fantastic at 12:02 AM on April 8, 2009


The Light Fantastic: Federal funding, and later legalizing the use of the federally-bootstrapped network for commercial purposes.
posted by blasdelf at 2:37 AM on April 8, 2009


It isn't until RFC 3 that they get around to documenting what RFCs look like.

That's the way to do it. Seriously.
posted by DU at 4:45 AM on April 8, 2009


Is there an inside joke here that I am missing?

Do a search for "all due respect" on the page Kwantsar linked to. Apparently you can't link directly to comments on archive.org.
posted by dirigibleman at 7:34 AM on April 8, 2009


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