[rfc-i] History behind RFC numbers

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Thu Oct 2 15:49:04 PDT 2014



On 10/2/2014 3:02 PM, SM wrote:
> Hi Steve,
> At 05:23 29-09-2014, Steve Crocker wrote:
>> I initiated the RFC series in 1969 and ran it for a couple of years. 
>> I can answer questions about that period if you wish, though I think
>> the story is pretty well documented.  The RFCs evolved substantially
>> over time and others can speak to the evolution and current practice.
> 
> I am curious about whether is there a story about the assignment of the
> RFC number for http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc666.txt

Mike recounted with glee (often over smokey scotch) that he tried very
hard to get this one. I don't know if he timed his submission or merely
waited for it to come "in range" for a reasonable request, but he
definitely actively tried to obtain it.

FWIW.

Joe


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