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The Internet Standards Process (RFC1310)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002131D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 19 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Chapin: AUTHOR

Abstract

1.1 Internet Standards

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Network Working Group Internet Activities Board

Request for Comments: 1310 Lyman Chapin, Chair

March 1992

The Internet Standards Process

Status of this Memo

This informational memo presents the current procedures for creating

and documenting Internet Standards. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. INTRODUCTION ................................................. 2

1.1. Internet Standards ....................................... 2

1.2. Organization ............................................. 3

2. THE INTERNET STANDARDS PROCESS ............................... 4

2.1. Introduction ............................................. 4

2.2. The Internet Standards Track ............................. 5

2.3. Requests for Comments (RFCs) ............................. 5

2.4. Internet Drafts .......................................... 6

2.5. Internet Assigned Number Authority (IANA) ................ 7

2.6. Review and Approval ...................................... 8

2.7. Entering the Standards Track ............................. 9

2.8. Advancing in the Standards Track ......................... 9

2.9. Revising a Standard ...................................... 10

3. NOMENCLATURE ................................................. 10

3.1 Types of Specifications .................................. 10

3.2 Standards Track Maturity Levels .......................... 12

3.3 Non-Standards Track Maturity Levels ...................... 13

3.4 Requirement Levels ....................................... 14

4. EXTERNAL STANDARDS AND SPECIFICATIONS ........................ 15

5. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS ................................. 17

6. PATENT POLICY ................................................ 17

6.1 Statement from Patent Holder ............................. 18

6.2 Record of Statement ...................................... 18

6.3 Notice ................................................... 18

6.4 Identifying Patents ...................................... 19

7. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND REFERENCES ............................... 19

APPENDIX A: GLOSSARY ............................................. 20

APPENDIX B: UNRESOLVED ISSUES .................................... 21

Security Considerations .......................................... 23

Author's Address ................................................. 23

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Internet Standards

This memo documents the process currently used for the

standardization of Internet protocols and procedures.

The Internet, a loosely-organized international collaboration of

autonomous, interconnected networks, supports host-to-host

communication through voluntary adherence to open protocols and

procedures defi...