by Darius Kazemi, October 20 2019
RFC-293 is titled “Network Host Status”. It's authored by Ellen Westheimer of BBN and dated January 18, 1972.
The technical content
The numbers this time, from January 3 to January 15:
- 89 dead
- 50 open
- 12 timed out
- 9 half open
Slight improvement in availability, with 31.2% of all attempted connections working, and 39% if you only count the original 12 sites that were measured by these tests. Even though there are 16 ARPANET sites that are online, only the ones at UCLA, SRI, MIT, and BBN can be said to have meaningful uptime.
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