Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Cool April RFCs - RFC 1149 - IP datagrams on avian carriers - Pigeon and OCR Implementation

A couple of cool April 1st RFC's:

RFC 1149:Standard for the transmission of IP datagrams on avian carriers
RFC 2549: IP over Avian Carriers with Quality of Service

Of course someone "wrote" an implementation...
Pictures from the worlds first RFC 1149 implementation. (IP datagrams printed, transmitted via pigeon messages, scanned, OCR-ed and re-assembled).

Karl Magnus with a test packet:

PS: the bloke in the Red Hat [SIC] is Alan Cox, Linux kernel developer.


Unknown said...

Check out the security flag in the IP packet:

I almost died reading it. I wonder if Microsoft had it implemented in Window 98 >:)