by Darius Kazemi, September 23 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.

Incremental improvement

RFC-266 is titled “Network Host Status”. It's authored by Ellen Westheimer of BBN and dated November 8, 1971.

The technical content

This is another report from BBN on the status of various ARPANET hosts in the same series as RFC-255, RFC-252, RFC-235, and RFC-240.

The numbers this time, from October 26 to November 4:


The percentage of open connections has gone up to 41.6% from about 38%, so that's another incremental improvement.

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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.