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Jason Iannone jason.iannone at
Fri Mar 13 00:31:45 UTC 2015

Thanks all.

On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 6:28 PM, Tim Durack <tdurack at> wrote:
> Postel's Law
> Perhaps his most famous legacy is from RFC 760, which includes a Robustness
> Principle which is often labeled Postel's Law: "an implementation should be
> conservative in its sending behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior"
> (reworded in RFC 1122 as "Be liberal in what you accept, and conservative in
> what you send").
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 8:20 PM, Jason Iannone <jason.iannone at>
> wrote:
>> There was once a fairly common saying attributed to an early
>> networking pioneer that went something like, "be generous in what you
>> accept, and send only the stuff that should be sent."  Does anyone
>> know what I'm talking about or who said it?
> --
> Tim:>

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