[ih] Simple question
Rahmat M. Samik-Ibrahim
rms46 at vlsm.org
Mon Aug 20 02:01:39 PDT 2001
Joe Touch wrote:
>> - make sure that that URL last... forever... there are
>> already too many dead URLs floating around.
>> - perhaps ISOC or PCEN would like to host that archive on a
>> permanent base?
> Hosting the archive at PCEN is feasible (if desired),
> but I'm not clear on why it would necessarily be more persistent
> there than at UTexas (UT's been around longer than PCEN :-)
Although UT's been around longer than PCEN, it does not always
mean that they are going to keep and maintain that URL.
Yet another example.
Suppose someone (actually myself :^) is (was) interested in
what was going on in Boston 1992. Thus, he put a bookmark to
or a webpage that points to that URL. But kaboooom, somehow
that page has been moved without notice to
and who knows where that page will be the year after.
> All URLs are unfortunately not persistent.
Sure, but at least the URL address would be more stable if
there is a commitment to make it so from the beginning.
> (anyone have an 8" floppy? or 5.25"?)
Yup, there were a 68k Dual 83/20 and the early version
of Data General "Eagle" MV/8000 with 8" floppies. And not
mention Digital's RL-02 saucers.
Whoops, this is not related to Internet History :-).
But, I still have no idea on since when and why exactly
there exists "a 6 months expire limit" for Internet Drafts.
Perhaps it is related with the disk capacities in
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