andards-document legalese, describing

protocols for transmitting Internet data packets by carrier pigeon.

The RFCs are most remarkable for how well they work - they manage to have neither the ambiguities that are usually rife in informal specifications, nor the committee-perpetrated misfeatures that often haunt formal standards, and they define a network that has grown to truly worldwide proportions.

rfc.net. W3. JANET UK FTP. Imperial College, UK FTP. Nexor UK. Ohio State U.

See also For Your Information, STD.

Last updated: 1997-11-10

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ave included 527 ("ARPAWOCKY", R. Merryman, UCSD; 22 Juneandards-document legalese, describing.uk/rfc/)}.

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