by Darius Kazemi, Jan 23 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.

Multiple messages

RFC-23 is dated October 16, 1969 and authored by George Gregg of UCSB.

Technical content

This RFC cautions that a HOST must have code in place to process multiple control messages at once. The idea being that when the control link is awaiting its RFNM (ready for next message) signal from the IMP, other control messages could be accumulating. As such, we can't assume one control message at a time being sent to a HOST. We need to have code that processes control messages until there are no more left to process.

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I'm Darius Kazemi. I'm a Mozilla Fellow and I do a lot of work on the decentralized web with both ActivityPub and the Dat Project.