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Every April 1st, the IETF publishes one or more unusual RFC proposals. Well-known joke RFCs have included 527 "ARPAWOCKY", 748 "Telnet Randomly-Lose Option" and 1149 "A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams on Avian Carriers". 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.

The list:

  • RFC 0748[?] - Full text of RFC 0748 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0748.txt) Telnet randomly-lose option. M.R. Crispin. Apr-01-1978. (Format: TXT=2741 bytes) (Status: UNKNOWN)
  • RFC 0852[?] - Full text of RFC 0852 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc0852.txt) ARPANET short blocking feature. A.G. Malis. Apr-01-1983. (Format: TXT=17151 bytes) (Status: UNKNOWN)
  • RFC 1097[?] - Full text of RFC 1097 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1097.txt) Telnet subliminal-message option. B. Miller. Apr-01-1989. (Format: TXT=5490 bytes) (Status: UNKNOWN)
  • RFC 1149 - Full text of RFC 1149 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt) Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams on avian carriers. D. Waitzman. Apr-01-1990. (Format: TXT=3329 bytes) (Updated by RFC 2549) (Status: EXPERIMENTAL)
  • RFC 1216[?] - Full text of RFC 1216 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1216.txt) Gigabit Network Economics and Paradigm Shifts. Poorer Richard, Prof. Kynikos. Apr-01-1991. (Format: TXT=8130 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1217[?] - Full text of RFC 1217 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1217.txt) Memo from the Consortium for Slow Commotion Research (CSCR). Vint Cerf. Apr-01-1991. (Format: TXT=11079 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1313[?] - Full text of RFC 1313 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1313.txt) Today's Programming for KRFC AM 1313 Internet Talk Radio. C. Partridge. Apr-01-1992. (Format: TXT=5444 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1437[?] - Full text of RFC 1437 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1437.txt) The Extension of MIME Content-Types to a New Medium. N. Borenstein, M. Linimon. Apr-01-1993. (Format: TXT=13356 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1438[?] - Full text of RFC 1438 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1438.txt) Internet Engineering Task Force Statements Of Boredom (SOBs). A. Lyman Chapin, C. Huitema. Apr-01-1993. (Format: TXT=3044 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1605[?] - Full text of RFC 1605 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1605.txt) SONET to Sonnet Translation. William Shakespeare. Apr-01-1994. (Format: TXT=4451 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1606[?] - Full text of RFC 1606 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1606.txt) A Historical Perspective On The Usage Of IP Version 9. J. Onions. Apr-01-1994. (Format: TXT=8398 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1607[?] - Full text of RFC 1607 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1607.txt) A VIEW FROM THE 21ST CENTURY. Vint Cerf. Apr-01-1994. (Format: TXT=28165 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1776 - Full text of RFC 1776 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1776.txt) The Address is the Message. Steve Crocker. Apr-01-1995. (Format: TXT=2051 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1924[?] - Full text of RFC 1924 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1924.txt) A Compact Representation of IPv6 Addresses. R. Elz. Apr-01-1996. (Format: TXT=10409 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1925[?] - Full text of RFC 1925 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1925.txt) The Twelve Networking Truths. R. Callon. Apr-01-1996. (Format: TXT=4294 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1926[?] - Full text of RFC 1926 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1926.txt) An Experimental Encapsulation of IP Datagrams on Top of ATM. J. Eriksson. Apr-01-1996. (Format: TXT=2969 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 1927[?] - Full text of RFC 1927 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1927.txt) Suggested Additional MIME Types for Associating Documents. C. Rogers. Apr-01-1996. (Format: TXT=5254 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2100[?] - Full text of RFC 2100 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2100.txt) The Naming of Hosts. J. Ashworth. Apr-01-1997. (Format: TXT=4077 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2321[?] - Full text of RFC 2321 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2321.txt) RITA -- The Reliable Internetwork Troubleshooting Agent. A. Bressen. Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=12302 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2322[?] - Full text of RFC 2322 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2322.txt) Management of IP numbers by peg-dhcp. K. van den Hout, A. Koopal, R. van Mook. Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=12665 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2323[?] - Full text of RFC 2323 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2323.txt) IETF Identification and Security Guidelines. A. Ramos. Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=9257 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2324[?] - Full text of RFC 2324 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2324.txt) Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0). L. Masinter. Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=19610 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2325[?] - Full text of RFC 2325 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2325.txt) Definitions of Managed Objects for Drip-Type Heated Beverage Hardware Devices using SMIv2. M. Slavitch. Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=12726 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2549 - Full text of RFC 2549 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2549.txt) IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service. D. Waitzman. Apr-01-1999. (Format: TXT=9519 bytes) (Updates RFC 1149) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2550[?] - Full text of RFC 2550 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2550.txt) Y10K and Beyond. S. Glassman, M. Manasse, J. Mogul. Apr-01-1999. (Format: TXT=28011 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2551[?] - Full text of RFC 2551 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2551.txt) The Roman Standards Process -- Revision III. S. Bradner. Apr-01-1999. (Format: TXT=28054 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 2795[?] - Full text of RFC 2795 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2795.txt) The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS). S. Christey. Apr-01-2000. (Format: TXT=42902 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 3091[?] - Full text of RFC 3091 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3091.txt) Pi Digit Generation Protocol. H. Kennedy. Apr-01-2001
  • RFC 3092[?] - Full text of RFC 3092 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3092.txt) Etymology of "Foo". D. Eastlake 3rd, C. Manros, E. Raymond. Apr-01-2001
  • RFC 3093[?] - Full text of RFC 3093 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3093.txt) Firewall Enhancement Protocol (FEP). M. Gaynor, S. Bradner. Apr-01-2001
  • RFC 3251[?] - Full text of RFC 3251 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3251.txt) Electricity over IP. B. Rajagopalan. Apr-01-2002 (Format: TXT=18941 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)
  • RFC 3252[?] - Full text of RFC 3252 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3252.txt) Binary Lexical Octet Ad-hoc Transport. H. Kennedy. Apr-01-2002
  • RFC 3514[?] - Full text of RFC 3514 (http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc3514.txt) The Security Flag in the IPv4 Header. S. Bellovin. Apr-01-2003

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