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Patrick W. Gilmore patrick at ianai.net
Fri Mar 13 01:28:35 UTC 2015


On Mar 12, 2015, at 20:44 , Larry Sheldon <larrysheldon at cox.net> wrote:
> On 3/12/2015 19:20, Jason Iannone 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?
> 
> Postel's Law:  Be generous in what you accept; strict in what you send.*
> 
> *From aging memory, but I think that is close.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robustness_principle

Be conservative in what you do, be liberal in what you accept from others (often reworded as "Be conservative in what you send, be liberal in what you accept").

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TTFN,
patrick



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