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FYI on Questions and Answers: Answers to commonly asked "experienced Internet user" questions (RFC1207)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002021D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 12 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

G.S. Malkin: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

During the last few months, several people have monitored various major mailing lists and have extracted questions that are important or commonly asked. This FYI RFC is one of two in a series of FYI's which present the questions and their answers. The first FYI, FYI 4, presented questions new Internet users commonly ask and their answers.

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Network Working Group G. Malkin

Request for Comments: 1207 FTP Software, Inc.

FYI: 7 A. Marine

SRI

J. Reynolds

ISI

February 1991

FYI on Questions and Answers

Answers to Commonly asked "Experienced Internet User" Questions

Status of this Memo

This FYI RFC is one of two FYI's called, "Questions and Answers"

(Q/A), produced by the User Services Working Group of the Internet

Engineering Task Force (IETF). The goal is to document the most

commonly asked questions and answers in the Internet.

This memo provides information for the Internet community. It does

not specify any standard. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction.................................................. 1

2. Acknowledgements.............................................. 3

3. Questions about the Internet.................................. 3

4. Questions About Other Networks and Internets.................. 3

5. Questions About Internet Documentation........................ 4

6. Questions About the Domain Name System (DNS).................. 4

7. Questions About Network Management............................ 7

8. Questions about Serial Line Internet Protocol (SLIP) and

Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) Implementations................. 9

9. Questions About Routing....................................... 11

10. Other Protocol and Standards Implementation Questions........ 11

11. Suggested Reading............................................ 12

12. References................................................... 13

13. Security Considerations...................................... 14

14. Authors' Addresses........................................... 15

1. Introduction

During the last few months, several people have monitored various

major mailing lists and have extracted questions that are important

or commonly asked. This FYI RFC is one of two in a series of FYI's

which present the questions and their answers. The first FYI, FYI 4,

presented questions new Internet users commonly ask and their

answers.

The goal of this FYI is to codify the Internet lore so that network

operations staff, especially for networks just joining the Internet,

will have an accurate and up to date set of references from which to

work. Also, redundancies are moved away from the electronic mailing

lists so that the lists' subscribers do not have to read the same

queries and answers over and over again.

Although the questions and their responses are taken from various

mailing lists, they are presented here loosely grouped...