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A thousand twisting lines of code

A thousand twisting more

Connecting me to old freenode, the ancient place of yore.

While I start connecting, attempting to log in,

I ponder upon the merry way of the self-sent SYN.

Returned by ACK, the modest SYN is long forgotten now.

The future lies in markup and transfer protocols,

however no-one quite knows how

Without the SYN, we would have been

quite lost from the beginning.

The humble SYN and ACK, its twin,

will always keep on winning.

UDP? You're kidding me,

you must be insane.

If you want to transfer files,

TCP's the name!