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IAB official protocol standards (RFC1130)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000001941D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 12 page(s) / 30K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

An overview of the standards procedures is presented first, followed by discussions of the standardization process and the RFC document series, then the explanation of the terms is presented, the lists of protocols in each stage of standardization follows, and finally pointers to references and contacts for further information.

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Network Working Group Internet Activities Board

Request for Comments: 1130 J. Postel, Editor

Obsoletes: RFCs 1100, 1083 October 1989

IAB OFFICIAL PROTOCOL STANDARDS

Status of this Memo

This memo describes the state of standardization of protocols used in

the Internet as determined by the Internet Activities Board (IAB).

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Introduction

An overview of the standards procedures is presented first, followed

by discussions of the standardization process and the RFC document

series, then the explanation of the terms is presented, the lists of

protocols in each stage of standardization follows, and finally

pointers to references and contacts for further information.

This memo is issued quarterly, please be sure the copy you are

reading is dated within the last three months. Current copies may be

obtained from the Network Information Center or from the Internet

Assigned Numbers Authority (see the contact information at the end of

this memo). Do not use this memo after 31-Jan-90.

See Section 6.1 for a description of recent changes.

1. Overview of Standards Procedures

The Internet Activities Board maintains a list of documents that

define standards for the Internet protocol suite (see RFC-1120 for an

explanation of the role and organization of the IAB). The IAB

provides these standards with the goal of co-ordinating the evolution

of the Internet protocols; this co-ordination has become quite

important as the Internet protocols are increasingly in general

commercial use.

Protocol standards may be suggested by anyone in the Internet

community, by writing and submitting an RFC. In general, any

suggested protocol will be reviewed or developed in the context of

some Task Force of the IAB, or some research group or working group

within that Task Force. The IAB will assign a suggested protocol to

a working group or research group if official delegation is

necessary.

Given the important role of the Internet Engineering Task Force in

the evolution of the Internet Architecture, all proposed protocols

will be reviewed by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG)

which is composed of the Technical Area Directors.

The recommendation of the IESG and working group or research group is

given major consideration in the decision by the IAB to assign a

state and status to the protocol. The general policy is to gain

implementation experience with a protocol before considering a

possible designation as an official standard....