[TAG] Design of a Protocol Monkey
ben at linuxgazette.net
Wed Mar 7 05:41:44 MSK 2007
On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 10:09:57AM -0800, Kapil Hari Paranjape wrote:
> On Mon, 05 Mar 2007, Martin J Hooper wrote:
> > Amit Kumar Saha wrote:
> > > What exactly does RFC 2975 (The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS)
> > > mean? Any simple *plain text* explanation?
> > No idea but is it along the same lines as the RFC for TCP/IP over avian
> > carriers is it?
> Good one.
> Regarding the original query. I don't think RFC 2975 is about
> monkeys or flying monkeys even in Oz.
> Perhaps what is meant by a protocol monkey is an algorithm that has a
> way of intervening in a network protocol without the two endpoints
> noticing. The reference is to the Panchatantra story about the monkey
> and the two cats.
> That's enough animal references for now.
Oh, *what* a tease! :)
Kapil, I've looked around on the Web, and the best I could find was
'http://www.panchatantra.chourishi.in/' - and even there, no mention of
a monkey and two cats. Would you happen to have a better pointer?
Incidentally, the Panchatantra stories reminded me very strongly of the
tales of Krylov (who had clearly cribbed his plots from Aesop, but
wrapped them in beautiful, poetic Russian.)
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