[rfc-i] re-rolling the RFCs0001-0500.tar.gz tarballs

Aaron Falk falk at bbn.com
Thu Mar 19 12:37:19 PDT 2009

Bob Braden wrote:
> Peter Hessler wrote:
>> Hello, I am working on creating a package of the RFCs for offline
>> reading.  However, I noticed that all of the tarballs are re-generated
>> every week, so the checksums change.  The port framework I use verifies
>> that the source tarball matches a registered checksum, so this will fail.
>> Is there a reason why the RFCs0001-0500.tar.gz tarballs change checksum?
>> Shouldn't they be static once filled?
> It was an algorithmic decision taken a long time ago... presumably it 
> seemed safer to regenerate the
> tarballs each time, in case a bit got lost on disk.  But we take your 
> point, and will consider it the next
> time those scripts are revisited.
> Thanks for the suggestion.
> RFC Editor/bb


My recollection is that there were early RFCs that were being added into
that range through the RFC Online project.


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