by Darius Kazemi, September 9 2019
New week, same numbers
RFC-252 is titled “Network Host Status”. It's authored by Ellen Westheimer of BBN and dated October 8, 1971.
The technical content
The numbers this time
- 40 dead
- 22 open
- 17 timed out
- 5 half open
- none refused
These are essentially the same results network-wide as the last time these measurement were taken, though the pool of measurements is smaller because this report covers only seven days instead of ten.
Wow the 1990s transcription of this report is bad. It gets Westheimer's last name wrong in the title page, and on subsequent headers her name is listed as... Wnetheimer.
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