[rfc-i] rfc-info service

Dave CROCKER dhc2 at dcrocker.net
Tue Feb 2 21:53:56 PST 2010


No doubt a reasonable decision.

Still, it marks the end of a little-heralded, but frankly historic service.

That end should be recorded.

Email-based and FTP-based document retrieval served the early Net community well 
for more than 20 years.  They were instrumental in the Net's collaborative efforts.


On 2/2/2010 1:20 PM, Bob Braden wrote:
> Even before the Web was invented, ISI offered an SMTP-based online
> search and retrieval service. With a few software patches over the
> years, this now rather crufty Perl code has continued to provide
> service. It was available at email address rfc-info at rfc-editor.org.


   Dave Crocker
   Brandenburg InternetWorking

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