Sunday, December 03, 2006

The Twelve Networking Truths

RFC 1925 (The Twelve Networking Truths) is a short yet interesting reading. I believe it applies to Software Engineering in general and not only to Networking in particular.

Rule #3 is probably the most instructive:

With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. However, this is not necessarily a good idea. It is hard to be sure where they are going to land, and it could be dangerous sitting under them as they fly overhead.

[Edit Dec 5th: Updated link]

3 Comments:

At 1:21 PM, Anonymous David Brabant said...

Wrong link. Here is one that works:
http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1925.txt

 
At 1:29 PM, Anonymous David Brabant said...

Je suppose que tu connais celui-ci aussi:

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc1149.txt

"A Standard for the Transmission of IP Datagrams via Avian Carriers."

 
At 2:10 PM, Blogger Serge Wautier said...

The link works for me :(
Anyway, pointing to the RFC source is probably a better idea. If only they showed before faqs.org in Google...

Thanks for the link to RFC1149. Very timely: A customer is asking me to solve problems related to sending of secured data though firewall, proxy servers and this kind of things. The eternal race between the ones who want to let their packets through firewalls and the IT managers who want to control the data flow.
Avian careers are indeed a revolutionary solution :-D

 

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