April Fools’ Day RFC
Almost every April Fools’ Day (1 April) since 1989, the Internet Engineering Task Force has published one or more humorous RFC (Request for Comments) documents, following in the path blazed by the June 1973 RFC 527 entitled ARPAWOCKY, which parodied Lewis Carroll‘s nonsense poem Jabberwocky. The following list also includes humorous RFCs published on other dates.
J. Onions (1 April 1994). A Historical Perspective On The Usage Of IP Version 9. RFC 1606. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1606.
J. Eriksson (1 April 1996). An Experimental Encapsulation of IP Datagrams on Top of ATM. RFC 1926. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1926.
A. Bressen (1 April 1998). RITA — The Reliable Internetwork Troubleshooting Agent. RFC 2321. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2321.
T. Ritter (1 April 2011). Regional Broadcast Using an Atmospheric Link Layer. RFC 6217. http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6217.
 Other humorous RFCs
- RFC Editor home page, retrieved April 1, 2008, hosts individual RFCs