[rfc-i] rfc-info needs your help!

Bob Hinden bob.hinden at nokia.com
Wed Mar 31 17:29:56 PST 2004


Alex,

> > I see the ability to receive RFC's by email is a useful service.
>
>I agree that the service is useful, but that is irrelevant. There are
>two relevant and related questions:
>         - Is the service essential?
>         - Does RFC Editor have far more important things in the queue?
>
>My answers to the above are "no" and "yes". That is why I suggested to
>suspend the service, given the fact that it is currently seriously
>broken.

We don't agree and I had suggested a different way to do it that would 
avoid the current problems.

>  If you have a list of RFCs, you can use wget to fetch that list.
>  No right clicking is required. With little effort, you can even
>  setup a local RFC mirror on your laptop! Again, RFC Editor should
>  provide mainstream access to RFCs. The rest can be done by
>  individuals or 3rd party groups that need alternatives.

Yes, but only if one has "wget" on their platform.  I was also thinking 
about other types of platforms such as smart phones, PDAs, etc.

Bob




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