[rfc-i] rfc-info service
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.
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