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IETF Identification and Security Guidelines (RFC2323)

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Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 9K

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A. Ramos: AUTHOR

Abstract

This RFC is meant to represent a guideline by which the IETF conferences may run more effeciently with regards to identification and security protocols, with specific attention paid to a particular sub-group within the IETF: "facial hairius extremis".

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Network Working Group A. Ramos

Request for Comments: 2323 ISI

Category: Informational 1 April 1998

IETF Identification and Security Guidelines

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 (1998). All Rights Reserved.

1. Abstract

This RFC is meant to represent a guideline by which the IETF

conferences may run more effeciently with regards to identification

and security protocols, with specific attention paid to a particular

sub-group within the IETF: "facial hairius extremis".

This document will shed further illumination on these problems and

provide some possible solutions.

This memo provides entertainment for the Internet community. It does

not specify an Internet standard of any kind, but is rather

unstandard, actually. Please laugh loud and hard.

2. Introduction

It has come to the attention of THEY [1] that a certain "facial

hairius extremesis" of the male variety of the species "homo sapien"

of the sub-culture "computeris extrordinarisis" have overrun the IETF

conferences and thus led to the break-down of many identification and

safety protocols.

3. Per Capita (Anecdotal) Evidence

While collecting research about the sub-group "facial hairius

extremis" (FHE), it was noted that the per capita appearance of FHEs

at IETFs was largely disproportional with the existence of FHEs in

the world-at-large. In fact, the existence of facial hair at all

within the IETF community is extraordinarily common among the males

of the group. Apart from ZZ-Top and WWF Wrestling, it is not

possible to find more facial hair within any occupational group. In

this author's own experience the average amount of men with long-term

facial hair is less than 20%. Long-term versus short-term facial

hair is a very important distinction as short-term facial hair, also

known as the temporary illness "goatee universitis" (which symptoms

range from full goatees to the less popular chin-goatee) is a common

affliction for university-based males. Per capita (temporary) facial

hair can go as high as 40%. However, among the males of the IETF the

per capita long-term facial hair is as high as 60% [2].

Ordinarily, this abundance of long-term FHE would not require that an

RFC be written. However, increasingly there have been issues

regarding mistaken identification. F...