by Darius Kazemi, September 12 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.

An improvement

RFC-255 is titled “Status of Network Hosts”. It's authored by Ellen Westheimer of BBN and dated October 26, 1971.

The technical content

This is another report from BBN on the status of various ARPANET hosts in the same series as RFC-252, RFC-235, and RFC-240.

The numbers this time:


The percentage of open connections has gone up to 38% from about 25%, so that's an improvement. In the intervening 20 days since RFC-252, we see the following changes:

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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.