by Darius Kazemi, September 13 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.

IMP tests you

RFC-256 is titled “IMPSYS Change Notification”. It's authored by Bernie Cosell of BBN and dated November 3, 1971.

The technical content

This notification says that a new version of the IMP will be installed soon. There is an increase in the amount of time a host has to wait after connecting to an IMP before sending messages over the network, and the IMP can now remotely test a host connection under the direction of the Network Control Center at BBN.

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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.