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Salon: The pigeon protocol

May 10, 2001, 23:44 (5 Talkback[s])
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Salon has some background information on the project to make RFC 1149 an implemented reality. There's no arguing with ping times of 6,165,731.1 milliseconds.

"As with most encounters between pigeons and people, this one started because the people had been drinking. After a meeting in February of the Bergen Linux Users Group, a number of members, including Engen and Hansteen, went off to a bar. They got to talking about things. Things like whether they should invite an eminent Linux figure to visit later that spring, whether, one of these days, they should maybe get around to implementing that crazy pigeon proposal and whether to order more beer. Yes, yes and yes."

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