[GTER] How the Internet Got Its Rules

Eduardo Ascenço Reis eduardo at intron.com.br
Tue Apr 7 15:19:35 -03 2009


Op-Ed Contributor
How the Internet Got Its Rules
Published: April 6, 2009

TODAY is an important date in the history of the Internet: the 40th
anniversary of what is known as the Request for Comments. Outside the
technical community, not many people know about the R.F.C.’s, but
these humble documents shape the Internet’s inner workings and have
played a significant role in its success.


Stephen D. Crocker is the chief executive of a company that develops
information-sharing technology.

A version of this article appeared in print on April 7, 2009, on page
A29 of the New York edition.


Eduardo Ascenço Reis

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