by Darius Kazemi, October 25 2019
RFC-298 is titled “Network host status”. It's authored by Ellen Westheimer of BBN and dated February 1, 1972.
The technical content
The numbers this time, from January 17 to January 28:
- 70 dead
- 67 open
- 17 half open
- 12 timed out
- 4 refused
Things are looking up! Doing an apples-to-apples comparison of just the machines that have been online since RFC-235 stats were reported, we are up to 50% online from 27% online!
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