by Darius Kazemi, June 4 2019

In 2019 I'm reading one RFC a day in chronological order starting from the very first one. More on this project here. There is a table of contents for all my RFC posts.

More addressees

RFC-155 is titled “List to Receive RFC's”. It doesn't list an author in the RFC itself, but according to future RFC catalogs, it's Jeanne B. North of SRI-ARC. It's dated May 1971.

The technical content

This is another directory of people and institutions who are to receive copies of RFCs in the mail.

Of special interest are the institutions that are to receive RFC copies that are not currently ARPANET sites:

If you look at the list of NIC Station Agents you'll find a whole boatload of women:

These women were tasked with managing information for these institutions and departments. None of the computer scientists who worked on ARPANET would have been able to participate in the RFC project without them.

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About me

I'm Darius Kazemi. I'm an independent technologist and artist. I do a lot of work on the decentralized web with ActivityPub, including a Node.js reference implementation, an RSS-to-ActivityPub converter, and a fork of Mastodon, called Hometown. You can support my work via my Patreon.