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IAB recommended policy on distributing internet identifier assignment and IAB recommended policy change to internet "connected" status (RFC1174)

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Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 7 page(s) / 19K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

V.G. Cerf: AUTHOR

Abstract

Throughout its entire history, the Internet system has employed a central Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) for the allocation and assignment of various numeric identifiers needed for the operation of the Internet. The IANA function is performed by USC Information Sciences Institute. The IANA has the discretionary authority to delegate portions of this responsibility and, with respect to numeric network and autonomous system identifiers, has lodged this responsibility with an Internet Registry (IR). This function is performed by SRI International at its Network Information Center (DDN-NIC).

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Network Working Group V. Cerf

Request for Comments: 1174 CNRI

August 1990

IAB Recommended Policy on Distributing Internet Identifier Assignment

and

IAB Recommended Policy Change to Internet "Connected" Status

Status of this Memo

This informational RFC represents the official view of the Internet

Activities Board (IAB), and describes the recommended policies and

procedures on distributing Internet identifier assignments and

dropping the connected status requirement. This RFC does not specify

a standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

Status of this Memo............................................... 1

Overview.......................................................... 1

1. Recommendation about Internet Identifiers..................... 2

1.1. Summary..................................................... 2

1.2. Introduction................................................ 2

1.3. Proposed Method of Operation................................ 2

2. Recommendation about Connected Status......................... 3

2.1. Summary..................................................... 3

2.2. Introduction................................................ 3

2.3. Recommendations............................................. 4

2.a.1. Attachment 1.............................................. 4

2.a.1.1. Summary................................................. 4

2.a.1.2. Background.............................................. 4

2.a.1.3. Recommendation.......................................... 6

2.a.1.4. Discussion.............................................. 7

2.a.2. Attachment 2.............................................. 8

Security Considerations........................................... 8

Author's Address.................................................. 9

Overview

This RFC includes two recommendations from the IAB to the FNC. The

first is a "Recommended Policy on Distributing Internet Identifier

Assignment", that is, a suggestion to distribute the function of

assigning network and autonomous system numbers. The second is a

"Recommended Policy Change to Internet 'Connected' Status", that is,

a suggestion to drop the notion of connected status in favor of

recording the acceptable use policy and traffic access policy for

each network. Included in this second recommendation is the explict

suggestion that any registered network may be entered into the DNS<...