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Request For Comments, Internet technical term, RFCs are used to define protocols and stuff.

Often funny ones are released on AprilFirst.

ToothyWiki can link to individual RFC's by number (e.g. RFC:1149).

I've just seen the 2003 [RFC:3514 proposal for the TCP/IP "evil" bit], which seems so obvious in retrospect.  Maybe a list of previous funny RFCs could be provided here?

... and MoonShadow kills the link...  Syntax doesn't seem to function at the moment.  Original link was to http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3514.txt...

I've read one on changing the new IP scheme to something like 15 characters from a huge character set to make them more 'rememberable' and another one on a protocol for dealing with an infinite number of monkeys on an infinite number of keyboards...  Unfotunately I don't know the code for either :( - Kazuhiko
Yes, I've come across that second one.  I particularly liked the IAMB/PENT protocol where each communication had to have ten syllables, alternating stressed / unstressed :) --AC

[Telnet randomly-lose option]
[Telnet send-location option] (may be serious?)
[Telnet subliminal-message option]
[Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams on avian carriers] - SeeAlso [diary of an implementation], with photos
[Memo from the Consortium for Slow Commotion Research]
[Today's programming for KRFC AM 13XX]
[The extension of MIME Content-Types to a new medium]
[Internet Engineering Task Force Statements of Boredom (SOBs)]
[SONET to sonnet translation]
[A historical perspective on the usage of IPv9]
[A view from the 21st century]
[The address is the message]
[The twelve networking truths]
[Suggested additional MIME types for associating documents]
[The naming of hosts]
[The reliable internetwork troubleshooting agent]
[Management of IP numbers by peg-dhcp]
[IETF identification and security guidelines]
[Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0)]
[Definitions of managed objects for drip-type heated beverage hardware devices using SMIv2]
[IP over avian carriers with quality of service]
[Y10K and beyond]
[The Roman Standards Process -- Revision III]
[The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS)]
[Pi digit generation protocol]
[Etymology of "foo"]
[Firewall Enhancement Protocol (FEP)]

And those are just the obvious ones. Hmm, took longer than I expected. Back to work... PeterTaylor



Also, confusingly, sometimes used to mean Request For Clarification.

A grown up version of RequestForKittens?.

Also applied to certain sporting associations, to indicate their tendencies towards a game which England just beat 5 other nations at.

Prior to the foundation of the RAF in 1918, also the RoyalFlyingCorps?; the branch of the Army responsible for aircraft.


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