by Darius Kazemi, August 25 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.

The NIC weighs in

RFC-237 is titled “The Nic's View of Standard Host Names”. It's by Richard W. Watson of the SRI Network Information Center and dated October 5, 1971.

The technical content

The host name saga continues. The names that the NIC uses for hosts and the names that the other ARPANET sites use for hosts have never agreed, and the NIC would like to change that. Watson says that any names chosen need to take the following into consideration.

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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.