by Darius Kazemi, October 14 2019
RFC-287 is titled “Status of Network Hosts”. It's authored by Ellen Westheimer of BBN and dated December 22, 1971.
The technical content
The numbers this time, from December 6 to December 17:
- 94 dead
- 29 open
- 12 timed out
- 14 half open
- 1 refused
These numbers look worse than previous weeks, even when we only consider computers that have been online since the start of these measurments: a mere 24% of measurements result in reaching a computer that is fully online.
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