by Darius Kazemi, August 16 2019
Someone's been reading the code
RFC-228 is titled “Clarification”. It's by Dave Walden of BBN, and dated September 22, 1971.
The technical content
This RFC is a correction to RFC-70. There's an error in some source code provided by Steve Crocker, and Walden provides a missing line of code.
When someone corrects your code like this, it can be a good thing. In this case it means that BBN was at least trying to read and maybe run some of Crocker's code!
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