by Darius Kazemi, October 15 2019
More dismal results
RFC-288 is titled “Network Host Status”. It's authored by Ellen Westheimer of BBN and dated January 6, 1972.
The technical content
The numbers this time, from December 20 to December 30:
- 85 dead
- 29 open
- 11 timed out
- 11 half open
Once again, even only measuring computers that have been online since the start of these measurments, the results are bad. Only 27% of measurements result in reaching a computer that is fully online.
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