The requests for comments (short RFC) stays for a series of technical and organizational documents of the RFC-Editors for the Internet (originally ARPANET) which was founded on the 7. April 1969. Most of you guys I’m sure know what RFCs are and might have already read of the famous RFCs on the editors page.
But did you know that there is also a set of humoristic RFCs available on the editors page?
Famous humoristic RFCs are for example:
- RFC 1149 – A Standard for the Transimission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers
Describes the transmission of IP Datagrams via Carrier Pigeons and claims that the average ping time is 45 minutes. (published 1. April 1990)
[…] The carriers have an intrinsic collision avoidance system, which increases availability. […]
- RFC 2549 – IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service
Answer to RFC 1149 which describes quality of service via transmission of IP Datagrams by Carrier Pigeons. (published 1. April 1999)
[…] Packets MAY be marked for deletion using RED paint while enqueued. […]
RFC 2324 – Hypertext Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP)
Which serves the only purpose of remote controlling and surveillance of coffee machines.
[…] Thus, there is a strong, dark, rich requirement for a protocol designed espressoly for the brewing of coffee. […]
I’m sure you find more of these cool RFCs! Have fun reading.
It’s unbelievable what people are thinking about just for fun :-))