May 6, 2001

Pigeon-powered Internet takes flight

Author: JT Smith

From CNet: "ne 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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