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CPCP (Coffee Pot Control Protocol)
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CPCP describes how to connect your coffee pot to the Internet. Hurry and get your network cable connected to the kitchen. No provisions are given for decaffeinated coffee, but who cares. The "tongue-in-cheek" protocol is described in RFC 2324 (Coffee Pot Protocol, April 1998). As the RFC mentions, future versions of this protocol may include extensions for espresso machines and similar devices. See "Internet Entertainment" for a list of similar humorous RFCs.
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