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The 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas (RFC1882)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004138D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 4 page(s) / 8K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

B. Hancock: AUTHOR

Abstract

Status of this Memo

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Network Working Group B. Hancock

Request for Comments: 1882 Network-1 Software and Technology, Inc.

Category: Informational December 1995

The 12-Days of Technology Before Christmas

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo

does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of

this memo is unlimited.

Discussion

On the first day of Christmas, technology gave to me:

A database with a broken b-tree (what the hell is a b-tree

anyway?)

On the second day of Christmas, technology gave to me:

Two transceiver failures (CRC errors? Collisions? What is

going on?)

And a database with a broken b-tree (Rebuild WHAT? It's a

10GB database!)

On the third day of Christmas, technology gave to me:

Three French users (who, of course, think they know

everything)

Two transceiver failures (which are now spewing packets all

over the net)

And a database with a broken b-tree (Backup? What backup?)

On the fourth day of Christmas, technology gave to me:

Four calls for support (playing the same Christmas song over

and over)

Three French users (Why do they like to argue so much over

trivial things?)

Two transceiver failures (How the hell do I know which ones

they are?)

And a database with a broken b-tree (Pointer error? What's a

pointer error?)

On the fifth day of Christmas, technology gave to me:

Five golden SCSI contacts (Of course they're better than

silver!)

Four support calls (Ever notice how time stands still when on

hold?

Three French users (No, we don't have footpedals on PC's. Why

do you ask?)

Two transceiver failures (If I knew which ones were bad, I

would know which ones to fix!)

And a database with a broken b-tree (Not till next week? Are

you nuts?!?!)

On the sixth day of Christmas, technology gave to me:

Six games a-playing (On the production network, of course!)

Five golden SCSI contacts (What do you mean "not terminated!")

Four support calls (No, don't transfer me again - do you HEAR?

Damn!)

Three French users (No, you cannot scan in by putting the page

to the screen...)

Two transceiver failures (I can't look at the LEDs - they're

in the ceiling!)

And a database with a broken b-tree (Norway? That's where this

was written?)

On the seventh day of Christmas, technology gave to me:

Seven license failures (Expired? When?)

Six games a-playing (Please stop tying up the PBX to talk to

each other!)

Five golden SCSI contacts (What do you mean I need "wide"

SCSI?)

Four support calls (At least the Muzak is d...