Couldn't resist sharing this one with those likely to be familiar with RFC 1149.
Most amusing part of the news story is when the pigeon hit a window so someone
commented "Windows causing problems again" :-)
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2001 09:24:30 -0800
To: jwarren(a)well.com, farber(a)cis.upenn.edu, declan(a)well.com
From: Ron Avitzur <avitzur(a)pacifict.com>
Subject: Pigeon-powered Internet takes flight
Pigeon-powered Internet takes flight
>One of the Internet's most obscure technologies came to life last
>weekend: transmitting network information by carrier pigeon.
>In 1990, David Waitzman wrote RFC 1149, a tongue-in-cheek standard
>for using pigeons to transfer information using the Internet
>Protocol (IP). On Saturday, a group of Linux enthusiasts in Bergen,
>Norway, succeeded in exchanging some data using the Carrier Pigeon
>Internet Protocol (CPIP).
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