by Darius Kazemi, August 16 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.

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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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.