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Graham L
11-07-2002, 06:43 PM
Just thought you ought to know that a lot of very clever people did a lot of thinking and experimenting before the Internet reached its present state of perfection. (Ahem)

Like us, while they were working hard, they also enjoyed themselves. Hidden among the RFCs (Requests for Comment) which are the standards of the Internet are a few which document ideas which did not work as well as hoped. There are also a few which were just for fun.

The format for an RFC is laid down (in an RFC of course), so ...

This is an Internet RFC (http://alliedtelesyn.co.nz/resources/rfc/archive/rfc1149.txt)

Graham L
11-07-2002, 06:50 PM
and of course, I left off the "www", try:
http://www.alliedtelesyn.co.nz/resources/rfc/archive/rfc1149.txt

I wish I could cut and paste ... :_|

-=JM=-
11-07-2002, 09:16 PM
Very interesting Graham.

As for http:// www.alliedtelesyn.co.nz/resources/rfc/archive/rfc1149.txt why is that so. Please tell me it's not a Linux thing.

-=JM=-
11-07-2002, 09:18 PM
Crap it appears I can cut and paste either :-(

I wish I could cut and paste ...
was what I meant to put.

So why can't you do that. Is it a Linux thing or something?

Susan B
11-07-2002, 11:17 PM
Not much good for deliveries in the middle of winter or over great expanses of sea. :D

bmason
11-07-2002, 11:38 PM
Some crazy people have actually implemented it.

http://www.blug.linux.no/rfc1149/

With a 1hr42min ping time.

Kiwitas
12-07-2002, 10:44 AM
Of course delivery was slowed somewhat if there there was a Flour-mill or simular on the flight-path,;-DLOL

Cheers,Kiwitas,;-)

godfather
12-07-2002, 12:04 PM
this email system was still at risk of virus (e.g. Paramyxovirus) though

Susan B
12-07-2002, 12:37 PM
Who wants to bet that spam was non-existent?

Kiwitas
12-07-2002, 01:43 PM
Who wants to bet that spam was non-existent?

But what about "splat", from that height!

Cheers,Kiwitas,;-)

Graham L
12-07-2002, 05:00 PM
J.M. : Very "protected" configuration on Library machines. They run various flavours of WXXXX; this one is a diskless wonder running W CE downloaded from an NT server ... ;-)

-=JM=-
12-07-2002, 09:36 PM
> J.M. : Very "protected" configuration on Library
> machines. They run various flavours of WXXXX; this
> one is a diskless wonder running W CE downloaded from
> an NT server ... ;-)

Thanks for explaining that Graham :)