by Darius Kazemi, August 28 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.

Corrected statistics

RFC-240 is titled “Site Status”. It's authored by Alex McKenzie of BBN and dated September 30, 1971.

The technical content

McKenzie is issuing a correction to RFC-235, which published statistics about the the various sites around the network. He apologizes profusely in the opening for “any embarassment this may have caused to anyone associated with the Network”.

The new aggregate stats are, by my count:


These stats are really not very different from the ones reported in RFC-235! Specifically the discrepancies are:

I'm not sure why McKenzie's apologies are so profuse!

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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.