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TCP/IP Header Bit Added to Improve Security

CmdrTaco posted about 11 years ago | from the won't-somebody-please-think-of-the-routers dept.

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J0e 1337 wrote in to tell us about a recent development in the TCP/IP header RFC. He says "According to the just-released RFC, conveniently labeled number 3514 for easy rememberance, a new bit will be added to enhance security. This new evil bit will make it possible to route based on the evil status of any given packet. It's about TIme!!" You might want to read A Related Slashdot Story in order to more fully understand the scope of this exciting new RFC.

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FP! (5, Funny)

MeanMF (631837) | about 11 years ago | (#5641184)

Fifth Post!

Re:FP! (1)

i4u (234028) | about 11 years ago | (#5641190)

funny or not funny, thats the question.

Eh? (4, Funny)

neurostar (578917) | about 11 years ago | (#5641316)

funny or not funny, thats the question.

Funny to who? I'm sure half of the /. crowd just pissed their pants. It went something like this:

Loads /. ...

User: Hey! That story has been on there 5 times!

Scrolls Down...

User: Fifth post?!

Long pause...

User: HA, HAHAHAA! Fifth Post! Like.. Fifth dupe! HAHAAHAH

Looks down to see wet pants...

User: :-/

User starts to feel bad, then realizes he already is ignored by the women folk...

Keeps on pissing...

Continously Reloads /. hoping to see a 15th dupe, so he can get the "FP - Fifteenth Post"

Re:FP! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641207)

First reply!

come on now (1)

thadeusPawlickiROX (656505) | about 11 years ago | (#5641191)

The first time i chuckled, the second time i growned... the past three times I wonder what the ed's are doing! Come on now, enough already ;-)

Re:come on now (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641253)

the second time i growned..

It's about time you growned up, young man!

To all people born today, Happy Anniversary! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641313)

But... hahaha, dude, you're a joke!

FP (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641192)


Please, for the love of god (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641194)

Stop it. Stop it now. Post something funny like this [] .

Ha. Hoo. Hee. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641196)

So. Funny. Knee Slapper. Sides Aching.

fp? (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641199)

Does First Post count when your posting on the Nth duplicate storie?

Someone... (2, Funny)

Exitthree (646294) | about 11 years ago | (#5641200)

...needs to mark Taco's new articles with the Evil Bit to cut down on dupes...

Re:Someone... (1)

DShard (159067) | about 11 years ago | (#5641296)

I relized after reading the article for the fifth time... It could work. Of course I just downed a handful of pills in the drawer that the last cube drone left when he did. Since when is slashdot so colorful?

A very subtle April 1st on Slashdot (1)

mr.henry (618818) | about 11 years ago | (#5641201)

Now, which ones are the fake stories?

How many more TCP/IP header stories before bedtime tonight?

huh (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641202)

how many times are we going to dupe this one?

Agugugughhhh... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641203)

Tripe! Or Triple, or quadruple, or whatever...

Note a duplicate ;-) (1)

einhverfr (238914) | about 11 years ago | (#5641301)

Repeat 5 for anyone counting.

Hey, we should all submit this story again and see how many more times we can get it posted today :^)

wow. (5, Funny)

Wakko Warner (324) | about 11 years ago | (#5641205)

Who's your hookup, Rob, and can I get some of what he's getting you?

I know they talk about short-term memory loss, but this is out of hand.

- A.P.

Enjoy the comedy (4, Insightful)

shazbotus (623281) | about 11 years ago | (#5641206)

Hey man, its April Fools Day, take it all in and enjoy it. We need it nowadays more than ever.

I Feel Dirty... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641212)

I actually laughed... again

What would you call this? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641215)

A quint?

Maybe Taco has gone too far this time...Quintuplets

And some people *pay* for this?? (5, Funny)

WD (96061) | about 11 years ago | (#5641216)

It sure looks like the Slashdot subscribers are getting their money's worth!

Re:And some people *pay* for this?? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641311)

I saw this dupe in the FUTURE! It was awesome, there are like FIVE MORE yet to come!!!

Wow! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641218)

It's about time I was able to filter packets based on intention of said packet.

I wonder if anyone else has heard about this?

Lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641219)

The fact that dupes appear EVERY DAY on /. lessens the impact of this April 1st 'joke'.

Bastaaaaaaa! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641221)

Really, how many iterations of this fool we'll have to go through? Is it midnight yet?

WOW! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641222)

This is so cool! Why haven't I heard about it before? You'd think something this important would be all over slashdot.

*slaps forehead* (0, Troll)

Yorrike (322502) | about 11 years ago | (#5641225)

Enough! It's not getting any funnier! Now you're just looking desperate and sad.

Re:*slaps forehead* (1)

Mikey-San (582838) | about 11 years ago | (#5641302)

Desperate and sad, you mean like when every other Slashdorker posts "hey, this story is a dupe" when someone makes a mistake?

The kettle and the pot called. They want their shit back.


Seething ... Hatred. (1)

themassiah (80330) | about 11 years ago | (#5641230)

I believe Ricardo Montalban said it best. I paraphrase. "TAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACO!"

Sort of like (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641231)

For Taco this must be sort of be like kicking over an anthill and watching all the angry ants swarm around looking for something to attack.

This is just Cruel... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641232)

I think Taco harbours some deep down resentment to those people who point out his duplicate new postings. I guess we can let him have one day a year to vent :)

Then again it's easier to call him a nut and go read.. go read... go read... umm... Maybe there isn't really an alternative...

Damnit (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641234)

# 2003-04-01 19:36:47 New RFC solves security problems (articles,security) (rejected)

Trolls (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641236)

Today these...

IN SOVIET RUSSIA, Tcp/IP adds a header to you!!! ...are better than the articles.

It's a... (1)

Muerte23 (178626) | about 11 years ago | (#5641241)


This is old (2, Interesting)

ChicoLance (318143) | about 11 years ago | (#5641243)

I've been subscribed to Slashdot since the option became available, and I check this site all of the time.

But *five* times! This really isn't funny, and it holding back from any ligitamate news stories.

Should I be regretting my subscription money?


Re:This is old (1)

Ageless (10680) | about 11 years ago | (#5641291)

Yes, the $5 you spent is right down the tube because of some single day foolishness. I suggest you sue.

Re:This is old (1)

ChicoLance (318143) | about 11 years ago | (#5641328)

It's not the amount that's at issue, but the fact that I'm supporting this. The one comments I've heard around the hallways here after the third, fourth, and now fifth story is, "I'm glad I'm not a subscriber."

At least around me, this line of posts is pissing more people off -- including me -- than it is helping the site by some sort of odd humor.


The Mother Of All Dupes (1, Insightful)

mrsam (12205) | about 11 years ago | (#5641247)

This has to be a troll. It's one thing having dupes posted by different editors, it's quite something else when you have a dupe posted by the same editor.

The last dupe was also Taco's. Either this is a marvelous troll, or Rusty's right.

I'm going to shoot myself in the head. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641252)

That's it. I'm fucking done. My blood is on your hands Taco.

CmdrTaco's Packets (1)

Patrick Cable II (521813) | about 11 years ago | (#5641255)

Will all of CmdrTaco's packets have the "evil" bit set to 1, beacuse the data they contain may lead to short term memory loss?

It's funny(or horribly cheesy, either way), laugh


this is kind of lame (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641258)

at this rate they'll set (or already set?) a dupe record. The lameness being that it's intentional duping .. I wonder what the record for unintentional duping is.

stucking fupid (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641259)

this stopped being funny about the second time around. now it's just fucking stupid.

forgetting (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641260)

No wonder all the incompatible versions of *linux sucks. Clueless people keep forgetting that BSD has already done all these things long before and there's no need to reinvent the wheel.

Can we say repeat? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641261)

"So, you said we should check our own website to make sure no one else has posted a repeat story? Blasphemy! Repeats are a fact of life. Buck Up!"

Maybe there is something to be learned here. Perhaps slashcode could use a redundancy checker that scans the latest 15 posted articles or whatever for similar context or links to try to determine if some sucker is getting ready to make a fool of themselves.

Oh well. We all suck anyway.

the David Letterman school of comedy (4, Insightful)

geekoid (135745) | about 11 years ago | (#5641267)

just repeat the same joke over and over,until its funny.

Personally, I think doing this all day is funny, especially since that is the joke.

Re:the David Letterman school of comedy (1)

gailwynand (213761) | about 11 years ago | (#5641326)

Hey, uh - you got any gum?

Something from the meatcase, Linda?

Let me tell you how brazen the rats are...

Re:the David Letterman school of comedy (1)

Jezral (449476) | about 11 years ago | (#5641329)

Agreed...people still think it's just another dupe, when the whole plot is to make fun of dupes, using even more dupes.

Of course, he could just be posting it once per timezone to make sure everyone gets it when it's their April 1st.

-- Tino Didriksen / ProjectJJ.dk

Not funny (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641271)

Slashdot is trolling...their own website! I don't care about April Fool's day, Slashdot has no credibility :(

Yes, fans, we have ... (1)

mr_death (106532) | about 11 years ago | (#5641273)

Jesus H Christ, a quadruplicate posting.

Either slashdot is serving up some mighty fine drugs this April Fools day, or someone needs to fix their cranial-rectal inversion.

Pure Evil (4, Funny)

Ken@WearableTech (107340) | about 11 years ago | (#5641280)

I checked the packets that brought this story to me and you guessed it they are EVIL. I'm going to the local Christian Bookstore to buy some holy firewall software, I'm then going to ask my priest to bless it. That will stop the EVIL packets from corrupting my computer.

I'll buy a subscription if... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641282)

I think slashdot has discovered a revolutionary new business model:

  1. Keep posting the same fake story over, and over, and over, and over, and over again.
  2. Discredit yourself as a reliable news source.
  3. Annoy the hell out of your customer base.
  4. Offer a subscription package guaranteed to filter out such stories.
  5. Profit!

I haven't seen such a good business model since RedHat!

hey (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641283)

does this evil bit get set when the host is slashdotted >=5 times in a day?

Really? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641285)

Really? Where can I get more info on this?

Comments distribution (1)

makapuf (412290) | about 11 years ago | (#5641287)

I wonder how the rate of comments (number of comments, moderation points spent, number of +5 funny ...) will evolve along the number of repeats ?
# of comments seems to decrease, but ...

Hey ! another idea for next year or remaining of day : chrisd and cmdrtaco : let's race on dupes !

Remembers me a silly game we had with a friend : open a term, one takes the space bar, the other backspace. First one hitting the border with the cursor wins ! (beginning at the middle of a line)

Those were college days ...

Christ, you know this site is dying (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641289)

If they cant find fucking real news to post.

Why are people so surprised? (1)

Malc (1751) | about 11 years ago | (#5641290)

We learnt last year with a similar flood of unoriginal and rather dumb jokes that the /. team is really in need of Humo[u]r 101. Knowing this, this is only the second time I've looked at the site today.

/. bit (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641292)

RFC 8008 - Slashdot bit

The Slashdot bit is defined to have 3 states for posts.

1 = new post
2 = duplicated post
3 = /. editors obviously gullible enough to keep posting the same Phuking article.

Funny (2, Insightful)

bluesnowmonkey (148168) | about 11 years ago | (#5641294)

I vote "funny". What's even funnier is the number of people complaining about the dupes like they don't get the joke...

Whiners. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641295)

Somewhere, Andy Kaufman is laughing at you. Many of the rest of us are too. Feel the joy or hit the "back" button.

Hey. Maybe it's not really Rob? (1)

caferace (442) | about 11 years ago | (#5641297)

If I were the enemy (whoever that might be..Iraq, MS, the Kuro5hin) I'd kidnap and replace him with anautomaton secretly.

Perhaps the stories are just being reposted every time they have to reboot his doppleganger.

God dammit Taco (2, Funny)

Pharmboy (216950) | about 11 years ago | (#5641308)

Read your own fucking site every now and then. This piece of shit story wasn't very funny the first time it was posted. Or the second. Or the third......

Mod me down, I got it to burn. Fact is, I'm right. Rude, but right. This is fucking rediculous.

Taco's redundant bit (1)

CDR1313 (151522) | about 11 years ago | (#5641310)

Taco's redundant bit must be set. Can someone at ./ unset Taco's redundant bit? If that doesn't work, then just smack him a few times. Works for my dad's TV (the smacking that is).

Righteous packet (1)

dnoyeb (547705) | about 11 years ago | (#5641318)

As a Christian, and speaking for God if I may, I request the immediate addition of a "Righteous" packet. How dare they propose a packet for the evil one, and nothing for the righteous!

I've been descriminated against for far too long. You Americans don't treat us Christians fairly...

OT ... or not! (1)

cmburns69 (169686) | about 11 years ago | (#5641321)

Click here [netnexus.com] (Not like goats.ex... or whatever that other site is)

This is why retail products should get an "Evil-bit"... Or some sort of barcode that can be scanned to say "I'm an evil product!"

Again. Again - Again ! (4, Insightful)

valkraider (611225) | about 11 years ago | (#5641324)

I was going to post something witty, repeated 5 times. But I got this message:

Your comment violated the "postercomment" compression filter. Try less whitespace and/or less repetition. Comment aborted.

Maybe this same filter should apply to stories, eh? Yet I have a ton of "denied" stories that are about actual important, interesting, relevant stuff - with links and resources and everything. I could just make up poop and it would get the front page 5 times!

Obligatory Simpsons reference... (1)

hublan (197388) | about 11 years ago | (#5641327)

Anyone remember that Simpson episode where they "remade" Cape Fear [imdb.com] . Cape Feare?

First few times that Sideshow Bob stepped on the rakes was plenty funny. The next ten wasn't so. But the final fifteen or so were simply hysterical.

Give Rob a few hours. He'll get there.

It's official.. (1)

v_1_r_u_5 (462399) | about 11 years ago | (#5641331)

It's official.. any traffic correspondance with slashdot posts made by CmdrTaco will automatically have the "evil bit" set to 1.

Third time? (1)

CoolVibe (11466) | about 11 years ago | (#5641332)

Geez, three evil bits... Aren't we going to run out of reserved bits in the ipv4 spec if taco goes on line this?

I mean, why three times? One bit for evil, one for very evil, and 3 for satan himself?

Oh well...

Breaking News!: RFC 3514 and Repeat Were In A Boat (2, Funny)

PipianJ (574459) | about 11 years ago | (#5641334)

RFC 3514 fell out. Who was left in the boat?

OK ok (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 11 years ago | (#5641339)

It was ok the first time. It was funny the second time. It was stupid the third time and the 4th time it's just *running out of words here* bloody fucking pathetic. I wish there were a way to not see front page posts from certain editors. Taco has just lost all sense of reality and what's funny and what's stupid.

Whoa man.... (0)

Ballresin (398599) | about 11 years ago | (#5641340)

I don't know about you guys...but I base my day on the stories I read on slashdot. It is a measurement of time for me.

I was about to go nuts, I thought it was still morning when I saw the same topic more than twice!!!

I need a vacation.

Taco is an idiot (1)

Morgahastu (522162) | about 11 years ago | (#5641342)

No one appreciates this april fools shit here. And if you're gonna attempt to make a joke don't try and make it as dry as humanly possible for fucks sake.

Can we have an option to block out april fools shit?
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