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Quote of the Day Protocol (RFC0865)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003913D
Original Publication Date: 1983-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 2K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Abstract

This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. Hosts on the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Quote of the Day Protocol are expected to adopt and implement this standard.

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Network Working Group J. Postel

Request for Comments: 865 ISI

May 1983

Quote of the Day Protocol

This RFC specifies a standard for the ARPA Internet community. Hosts on

the ARPA Internet that choose to implement a Quote of the Day Protocol

are expected to adopt and implement this standard.

A useful debugging and measurement tool is a quote of the day service.

A quote of the day service simply sends a short message without regard

to the input.

TCP Based Character Generator Service

One quote of the day service is defined as a connection based

application on TCP. A server listens for TCP connections on TCP port

17. Once a connection is established a short message is sent out the

connection (and any data received is thrown away). The service

closes the connection after sending the quote.

UDP Based Character Generator Service

Another quote of the day service is defined as a datagram based

application on UDP. A server listens for UDP datagrams on UDP port

17. When a datagram is received, an answering datagram is sent

containing a quote (the data in the received datagram is ignored).

Quote Syntax

There is no specific syntax for the quote. It is recommended that it

be limited to the ASCII printing characters, space, carriage return,

and line feed. The quote may be just one or up to several lines, but

it should be less than 512 characters.