by Darius Kazemi, July 26 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.

Meeting at Project MAC

RFC-207 is titled “A September Network Working Group Meeting”. It's authored by Al Vezza and the NWG Steering Committee, dated August 9, 1971.

The technical content

The next major Network Working Group meeting will be held over five days in late September 1971 at MIT's Project MAC in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Most participants aren't expected to attend for the whole five days but rather to pick and choose the days that are most relevant to them.

The first two days are for hardcore systems programming work: sharing demos, discussing protocols, and teaching other programmers how to use your systems.

The second two days are more general workshops on topics like the Network Information Center, the use of ARPANET for climate research, and so on. Workshop attendees need to apply in advance and have a week from publication of this RFC to make the phone call to do so.

The last day is a town hall open to NWG members and other interested parties that's intended to summarize the previous four days for people who couldn't be everywhere at once.

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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.