January 22, 2010
I had to do an SNMP-related excercise for the Network Management Lab. We had to write a MIB(Message Information Base) for a firewall, to describe the filters and the rules of the firewall.
The MIB should be written in SNMPv2 SMI, so I read some RFCs.
I never liked the RFCs, and now I think that they’re even more disgusting.
Actually, I think that people who are involved with the whole process of the RFCs have serious personal problems(just kidding :P).
And to prove that I have a point, a friend of mine reminded me of an epic RFC.
RFC 1149, or IP over Avian Carriers!!!!
And that’s not the worst part. There’s more!
Some people did an actual implementation of the RFC!
I knew about the RFC but not that there was an “implementation”.
About 10 years ago.
Link 1 and Link 2.
The highlight(besides the pigeons ofcourse) was the source code, and the ping times.
Ok, in fact, I would say that the whole thing was fun and maybe interesting, but the RFCs are still disgusting.
Except for RFCs like these