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Humorous RFCs

Overview#

Humorous RFCss are some Request For Comments (RFCs) that were written for Humor often released on April Fools Day.

Humorous RFCs#

  • Internet Toaster
  • RFC 527 — ARPAWOCKY
  • RFC 748 — Telnet randomly-lose option, M. Crispin, 4/1/1978, 2 pp.
  • RFC 968 — Twas the Night Before Start-up, V. Cerf, 12/1/1985, 2 pp.
  • RFC 1097 — Telnet subliminal-message option, B. Miller, 4/1/1989, 3 pp.
  • RFC 1121 — Act One - The Poems, J. Postel, L. Kleinrock, V. Cerf, B. Boehm, D. Waitzman , 9/1/1989, 6 pp.
  • RFC 1149 — A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers, D. Waitzman, 4/1/1990, 2 pp.
  • RFC 1216 — Gigabit Network Economics and Paradigm Shifts, P. Kunikos, P. Richard, 3/30/1991, 4 pp.
  • RFC 1217 — Memo from the Consortium for Slow Commotion Research (CSCR), V. Cerf, 4/1/1991, 5 pp.
  • RFC 1300 — Remembrances of Things Past, S. Greenfield, 2/1/1992, 4 pp.
  • RFC 1313 — Today's Programming for KRFC AM 1313, Internet Talk Radio, C. Partridge, 4/1/1992, 3 pp.
  • RFC 1437 — The Extension of MIME Content-Types to a New Medium, N. Borenstein, M. Linimon, 4/1/1993, 6 pp.
  • RFC 1438 — Internet Engineering Task Force Statements Of Boredom (SOBs), L. Chapin, C. Huitema, 4/1/1993, 2 pp.
  • RFC 1605 — SONET to Sonnet Translation, W. Shakespeare, 4/1/1994, 3 pp.
  • RFC 1606 — A Historical Perspective On The Usage Of IP Version 9, J. Onions, 4/1/1994, 4 pp.
  • RFC 1607 — A View from the 21st Century, V. Cerf, 4/1/1994, 13 pp.
  • RFC 1776 — The Address is the Message, S. Crocker, 4/1/1995, 2 pp.
  • RFC 1882 — The 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas, B. Hancock, 12/1/1995, 5 pp.
  • RFC 1924 — A Compact Representation of IPv6 Addresses, R. Elz, 4/1/1996, 6 pp.
  • RFC 1925 — The Twelve Networking Truths, R. Callon, 4/1/1996, 3 pp.
  • RFC 1926 — An Experimental Encapsulation of IP Datagrams on Top of ATM, 4/1/1996, J. Eriksson, 2 pp.
  • RFC 1927 — Suggested Additional MIME Types for Associating Documents, C. Rogers, 4/1/1996, 3 pp.
  • RFC 2100 — The Naming of Hosts, J. Ashworth, 4/1/1997, 3 pp.
  • RFC 2324 — Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0), L. Masinter, 4/1/1998, 10 pp.
  • RFC 2325 — Definitions of Managed Objects for Drip-Type Heated Beverage Hardware Devices using SMIv2, M. Slavitch, 4/1/1998, 8 pp.
  • RFC 2549 — IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service, D. Waitzman, 4/1/1999, 6 pp., updates RFC 1149.
  • RFC 2550 — Y10K and Beyond, S. Glassman, M. Manasse, J. Mogul, 4/1/1999, 14 pp.
  • RFC 2551 — The Roman Standards Process -- Revision III, S. Bradner, 4/1/1999, 37 pp.
  • RFC 2795 — The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite, S. Christey, 4/1/2000, 20 pp.
  • RFC 3091 - Pi Digit Generation Protocol.
  • RFC 3092 - Etymology of "Foo".
  • RFC 3093 - Firewall Enhancement Protocol (FEP).
  • RFC 3251 - Electricity over IP
  • RFC 3252 - Binary Lexical Octet Ad-hoc Transport
  • RFC 3514 - The Security Flag in the IPv4 Header (Evil Bit)
  • RFC 3751 - Omniscience Protocol Requirements
  • RFC 4041 - Requirements for Morality Sections in Routing Area Drafts
  • RFC 4042 - UTF-9 and UTF-18 Efficient Transformation Formats of Unicode
  • RFC 4824 - The Transmission of IP Datagrams over the Semaphore Flag Signaling System (SFSS)
  • RFC 5241 - Naming Rights in IETF Protocols
  • RFC 5442 - A Generalized Unified Character Code: Western European and CJK Sections
  • RFC 5513 - IANA Considerations for Three Letter Acronyms
  • RFC 5514 - IPv6 over Social Networks
  • RFC 5841 - TCP Option to Denote Packet Mood
  • RFC 5984 - Increasing Throughput in IP Networks with ESP-Based Forwarding: ESPBasedForwarding
  • RFC 6214 _ Adaptation of RFC 1149 for IPv6
  • RFC 6217 - Regional Broadcast Using an Atmospheric Link Layer
  • RFC 6592 - The Null Packet
  • RFC 6593 - Service Undiscovery Using Hide-and-Go-Seek for the Domain Pseudonym System (DPS). IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC6593. 2013
  • RFC 6919 - Further Key Words for Use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC6919.
  • RFC 6921 - Design Considerations for Faster-Than-Light (FTL) Communication. IETF. doi:10.17487/RFC6921.
  • RFC 7168 - The Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol for Tea Efflux Appliances (HTCPCP-TEA). (see Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol)
  • RFC 7169 - The NSA (No Secrecy Afforded) Certificate Extension.
  • RFC 7511 - Scenic Routing for IPv6.
  • RFC 7514 - Really Explicit Congestion Notification (RECN)
  • RFC 8135 - Complex Addressing in IPv6
  • RFC 8136 - Additional Transition Functionality for IPv6.
  • RFC 8140 - The Arte of ASCII: Or, An True and Accurate Representation of an Menagerie of Thynges Fabulous and Wonderful in Ye Forme of Character
  • RFC 8367 - Wrongful Termination of Internet Protocol (IP) Packets
  • RFC 8369 - Internationalizing IPv6 Using 128-Bit Unicode

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