Posts Tagged ‘ietf’

HTTP Status 451 – The HTTP Status At Which Requests Burn

Tim Bray is proposing a new HTTP status, 451 for: …when resource access is denied for legal reasons. This allows server operators to operate with greater transparency in circumstances where issues of law or public policy affect their operation. This transparency may be beneficial both to these operators and to end users. This is awesome […]

Final IPv4 Unicast Address Allocations

For better or worse this really is a momentous moment for the internet. The full letter from the IETF Chair is as follows (copied for posterity): You have probably already heard the news, but just to make sure no one is left out of the loop, I am posting this note. The last five /8 […]

It’s time for an international standard on Instant Messaging

Well, actually it’s well past time. Instant Messaging has all the earmarks to be the communications of the future, and it royally stinks. Problems today: Networks don’t communicate together, hence locking users in (MSN, AIM, Yahoo!) Phones don’t Text Message (same as IM essentially) across networks. Barely from net to phone. Each has proprietary ‘extras’ […]