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    rfc2795 - The Infinite Monkey Protocol

    Anyone who has spent any time studying Internet protocols will recognise the format of the following exerpt as a 'Request for comment' that defines such protocols.

    This protocol however is known as the "The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS)". I laughed so hard I thought I'd swallow my tounge. Here's just an excerpt of the contents page. I reccomend you check out the full document though - it just gets better and better .

    Network Working Group S. Christey
    Request for Comments: 2795 MonkeySeeDoo, Inc.
    Category: Informational 1 April 2000


    The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS)

    Status of this Memo

    This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does
    not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this
    memo is unlimited.

    Copyright Notice

    Copyright (C) The Internet Society (2000). All Rights Reserved.

    Abstract

    This memo describes a protocol suite which supports an infinite
    number of monkeys that sit at an infinite number of typewriters in
    order to determine when they have either produced the entire works of
    William Shakespeare or a good television show. The suite includes
    communications and control protocols for monkeys and the
    organizations that interact with them.

    Table of Contents

    1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    2. Objects In The Suite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
    3. IMPS Packet Structure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
    4. Infinite Threshold Accounting Gadget (I-TAG) Encoding . . 5
    5. KEEPER Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
    5.1 KEEPER Message Request Codes (ZOO-to-SIMIAN) . . . . . . 7
    5.2 KEEPER Message Response Codes (SIMIAN-to-ZOO) . . . . . 8
    5.3 Requirements for KEEPER Request and Response Codes . . . 8
    5.4 Example ZOO-to-SIMIAN Exchanges using KEEPER . . . . . . 9
    6. CHIMP Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
    6.1 SIMIAN Client Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
    6.2 ZOO Server Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
    6.3 Example SIMIAN-to-ZOO Session using CHIMP . . . . . . . 11
    7. IAMB-PENT SPECIFICATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    7.1 ZOO Client Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    7.2 BARD Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
    7.3 Example ZOO-to-BARD Session using IAMB-PENT . . . . . . 13
    8. PAN Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    8.1 ZOO Requests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
    8.2 CRITIC Responses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14



    Christey Informational [Page 1]

    RFC 2795 The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS) 1 April 2000


    8.3 Table of CRITIC Reject Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
    8.4 Example ZOO-to-CRITIC Session using PAN . . . . . . . . 16
    9. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
    10. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    11. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    12. Author's Address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
    13. Full Copyright Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20

    from: http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2795.txt
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    Sir Winston Churchill.

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    Good find

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    holy hell, this is a real RFC...... i thought it was just gonna be a joke but i checked it on a few RFC sites and i got it as real........ god thats great, it givesme something to read this week

    [edit]thinking back i seem to remember hearing something about this but thinking that it was a joke[/edit]

    [edit2]you know...... looking over AO i figured out where i saw it...... KissCool..... its kinda in his sig, the whole monkeys and shakespere thing[/edit2]

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