April Fool's Day

Even a RFC can be fun sometimes...

Posted by Yoann on April 1, 2015

Categories: misc

Today is April 1st, so it is the occasion to shine a light on a few fake RFCs made on that day.
The most famous of all is the experimental RFC1149 of 1990, A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers. As the title suggests, the authors specified an entire protocol to send IP packets using pigeons as physical layer. The RFC has been updated and even tested in Norway.

There are a few others that made me laugh:

Wikipedia, from which all of these were found has a nice list of April fool's RFC which I encourage you to take a look at.


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