by Darius Kazemi, July 27 2019
Addresses from the future
RFC-208 is titled “Address Tables”. It's authored by Alex McKenzie of BBN, and dated August 9th, 1971.
The technical content
This RFC is a revision to BBN Report No. 1822, which I am still annoyingly unable to find an early version of. This contains a list of sites and their host numbers. We saw one of these lists recently in RFC-206, but this one is notable because it contains host numbers for sites that will not be on the ARPANET for another six months, including several US Air Force bases.
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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.