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  1. RFC

    [Request For Comment] One of a long-es­tab­lished series of numbered Internet informational documents and standards widely followed by commercial software and freeware in the Internet and Unix communities. Perhaps the single most influential one has been RFC-822 (the Internet mail-format standard). The RFCs are unusual in that they are floated by technical experts acting on their own initiative and reviewed by the Internet at large, rather than formally promulgated through an institution such as ANSI. For this reason, they remain known as RFCs even once adopted as standards.The RFC tradition of pragmatic, experience-driven, after-the-fact standard writing done by individuals or small working groups has important advantages over the more formal, committee-driven process typical of ANSI or ISO. Emblematic of some of these advantages is the existence of a flourishing tradition of ‘joke’ RFCs; usually at least one a year is published, usually on April 1st. Well-known joke RFCs have included 527 (“ARPAWOCKY”, R. Merryman, UCSD; 22 June 1973), 748 (“Telnet Randomly-Lose Option”, Mark R. Crispin; 1 April 1978), and 1149 (“A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers”, D. Waitzman, BBN STC; 1 April 1990). The first was a Lewis Carroll pastiche; the second a parody of the TCP-IP documentation style, and the third a deadpan skewering of standards-document legalese, describing protocols for transmitting Internet data packets by carrier pigeon (since actually implemented; see Appendix A). See also Infinite-Monkey Theorem.The RFCs are most remarkable for how well they work — they frequently manage to have neither the ambiguities that are usually rife in informal specifications, nor the committee-perpetrated misfeatures that often haunt formal standards, and they define a network that has grown to truly worldwide proportions.

Anagrams for RFC »

  1. C.F.R., CFR, cfr., CRF, FRC

  2. CFR

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of RFC in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of RFC in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Although the origins of the Internet date back to research commissioned by the United States government in the 1960’s, the date April 7th in 1969 is declared as the date of birth of the Internet. The United States government had started first research efforts in the 1960’s to build “robust and fault-tolerant communication via computer networks“. And as a result, first Request For Comment (RFC) documents were published on April 7, 1969. Hence this specific date April 7, 1969, is regarded as the date when Internet was born......and our world was never the same again afterwards!

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Bien que les origines de la date de retour Internet une étude commandée par le gouvernement des États-Unis dans les années 1960, la 7ème date d'avril en 1969 est déclarée comme la date de naissance de l'Internet. le gouvernement des Etats-Unis a commencé premiers efforts de recherche dans les années 1960 pour construire «communication robuste et tolérant aux pannes via des réseaux informatiques". et, par conséquent, la première demande de commentaire (RFC) documents ont été publiés sur le 7 avril, 1969. donc cette date spécifique avril 7, 1969, est considéré comme la date à laquelle Internet est né ...... et notre monde n'a jamais été la même chose après!

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