1st April RFCs

Approximately 31 RFCs so far, starting with RFC 527, need some additonal attention. Most of them were released on the 1st of April, claiming to be "funny", for some reason in some cultures. This Document represents the current state of research to define the algorithm "IS_RFC_FUNNY" which identifies such RFC's.

This Document has the status WORK IN PROGRESS and will be released as RFC as soon as the algorithm definition was completed.

Till then you are asked to check out the list below and report missing "funny" RFCs.....


5514 IPv6 over Social Networks. E. Vyncke. April 1 2009. (Format:
     TXT=10127 bytes) (Status: EXPERIMENTAL)

5513 IANA Considerations for Three Letter Acronyms. A. Farrel. April 1
     2009. (Format: TXT=13931 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL) 


5242 A Generalized Unified Character Code: Western European and CJK
     Sections. J. Klensin, H. Alvestrand. April 1 2008. (Format: TXT=31314
     bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

5241 Naming Rights in IETF Protocols. A. Falk, S. Bradner. April 1
     2008. (Format: TXT=25304 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


4824 The Transmission of IP Datagrams over the Semaphore Flag
     Signaling System (SFSS). J. Hofmueller, Ed., A. Bachmann, Ed., IO.
     zmoelnig, Ed.. April 1 2007. (Format: TXT=25521 bytes) (Status:


No 1st April RFC was issued in 2006, however something not-so-serious happend! Bert (of the muppets) became IETF member. http://www1.ietf.org/mail-archive/web/ietf/current/msg41460.html


4042 UTF-9 and UTF-18 Efficient Transformation Formats of Unicode. M.
     Crispin. April-01-2005. (Format: TXT=19125 bytes) (Status:

4041 Requirements for Morality Sections in Routing Area Drafts. A.
     Farrel. April-01-2005. (Format: TXT=15249 bytes) (Status:


3751 Omniscience Protocol Requirements. S. Bradner. 1 April 2004.
     (Format: TXT=20771 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL) 


3514 The Security Flag in the IPv4 Header. S. Bellovin. 1 April 2003.
     (Format: TXT=11211 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


3252 Binary Lexical Octet Ad-hoc Transport. H. Kennedy. 1 April 2002.
     (Format: TXT=25962 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

3251 Electricity over IP. B. Rajagopalan. 1 April 2002. (Format:
     TXT=18994 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


3093 Firewall Enhancement Protocol (FEP). M. Gaynor, S. Bradner. 1
     April 2001. (Format: TXT=22405 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

3092 Etymology of "Foo". D. Eastlake 3rd, C. Manros, E. Raymond. 1
     April 2001. (Format: TXT=29235 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

3091 Pi Digit Generation Protocol. H. Kennedy. 1 April 2001. (Format:
     TXT=10375 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


2795 The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS). S. Christey.
     Apr-01-2000. (Format: TXT=42902 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


2551 The Roman Standards Process -- Revision III. S. Bradner.
     Apr-01-1999. (Format: TXT=28054 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

2550 Y10K and Beyond. S. Glassman, M. Manasse, J. Mogul. Apr-01-1999.
     (Format: TXT=28011 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

2549 IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service. D. Waitzman.
     Apr-01-1999. (Format: TXT=9519 bytes) (Updates RFC1149) (Status:


2325 Definitions of Managed Objects for Drip-Type Heated Beverage
     Hardware Devices using SMIv2. M. Slavitch. Apr-01-1998. (Format:
     TXT=12726 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

2324 Hyper Text Coffee Pot Control Protocol (HTCPCP/1.0). L. Masinter.
     Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=19610 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

2323 IETF Identification and Security Guidelines. A. Ramos.
     Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=9257 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

2322 Management of IP numbers by peg-dhcp. K. van den Hout, A. Koopal,
     R. van Mook. Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=12665 bytes) (Status:

2321 RITA -- The Reliable Internetwork Troubleshooting Agent. A.
     Bressen. Apr-01-1998. (Format: TXT=12302 bytes) (Status:


2100 The Naming of Hosts. J. Ashworth. Apr-01-1997. (Format: TXT=4077
     bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


1927 Suggested Additional MIME Types for Associating Documents. C.
     Rogers. Apr-01-1996. (Format: TXT=5254 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

1926 An Experimental Encapsulation of IP Datagrams on Top of ATM. J.
     Eriksson. Apr-01-1996. (Format: TXT=2969 bytes) (Status:

1925 The Twelve Networking Truths. R. Callon. Apr-01-1996. (Format:
     TXT=4294 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

1924 A Compact Representation of IPv6 Addresses. R. Elz. Apr-01-1996.
     (Format: TXT=10409 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


1882 The 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas. B. Hancock. December
     1995. (Format: TXT=9130 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

1776 The Address is the Message. S. Crocker. Apr-01-1995. (Format:
     TXT=2051 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


1607 A VIEW FROM THE 21ST CENTURY. V. Cerf. Apr-01-1994. (Format:
     TXT=28165 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

1606 A Historical Perspective On The Usage Of IP Version 9. J. Onions.
     Apr-01-1994. (Format: TXT=8398 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

1605 SONET to Sonnet Translation. W. Shakespeare. Apr-01-1994.
     (Format: TXT=4451 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


1217 Memo from the Consortium for Slow Commotion Research (CSCR). V.G.
     Cerf. Apr-01-1991. (Format: TXT=11079 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL) 



 Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams on avian carriers.
 D. Waitzman. Apr-01-1990. (Format: TXT=3329 bytes) (Updated by
 RFC2549) (Status: EXPERIMENTAL)

 The first RFC1149 implementation was done by the Bergen Linux
 User Group (BLUG) in April 2001. 


1438 Internet Engineering Task Force Statements Of Boredom (SOBs). A.
     Lyman Chapin, C. Huitema. Apr-01-1993. (Format: TXT=3044 bytes)
     (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

1437 The Extension of MIME Content-Types to a New Medium. N.
     Borenstein, M. Linimon. Apr-01-1993. (Format: TXT=13356 bytes)
     (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


1313 Today's Programming for KRFC AM 1313 Internet Talk Radio. C.
     Partridge. Apr-01-1992. (Format: TXT=5444 bytes) (Status:

1300 Remembrances of Things Past. S. Greenfield. February 1992.
     (Format: TXT=4963 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)


1121 Act one - the poems. J. Postel, L. Kleinrock, V.G. Cerf, B.
     Boehm. Sep-01-1989. (Format: TXT=10644 bytes) (Status: INFORMATIONAL)

1097 Telnet subliminal-message option. B. Miller. Apr-01-1989.
     (Format: TXT=5490 bytes) (Status: UNKNOWN)


0968 Twas the night before start-up. V.G. Cerf. Dec-01-1985. (Format:
     TXT=2459 bytes) (Status: UNKNOWN)


0748 Telnet randomly-lose option. M.R. Crispin. Apr-01-1978. (Format:
     TXT=2741 bytes) (Status: UNKNOWN)

0527 ARPAWOCKY. D.L. Covill. May-01-1973. (Format: TXT=1857 bytes)
     (Status: UNKNOWN)


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