40 never looked better

Happy Birthday to the RFCs. The RFCs (Request For Comment) are the a documents published by the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) describing the behaviors to the various internet protocols. Basically, these documents make up how the internet should work. Should being a very important word here. Many programmers are either too lazy to properly implement them or there are some companies that like to embrace, extend and often break the RFCs.

40 years ago today, the first one was published. The NYTimes has a nice article on the background of how the RFCs were started. Pretty cool stuff.

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