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The Infinite Monkey Protocol Suite (IMPS) (RFC2795)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003394D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 17 page(s) / 40K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

S. Christey: AUTHOR

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.

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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

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...