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Internet Official Protocol Standards (RFC1500)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002329D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-12
Document File: 29 page(s) / 74K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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J. Postel: AUTHOR

Abstract

A discussion of the standardization process and the RFC document series is presented first, followed by an explanation of the terms. Sections 6.2 - 6.9 contain the lists of protocols in each stage of standardization. Finally are pointers to references and contacts for further information.

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Network Working Group Internet Architecture Board

Request for Comments: 1500 J. Postel, Editor

Obsoletes: RFCs 1410, 1360, 1280, August 1993

1250, 1100, 1083, 1130, 1140, 1200

STD: 1

INTERNET 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 Architecture Board (IAB).

Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Table of Contents

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

1. The Standardization Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

2. The Request for Comments Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

3. Other Reference Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.1. Assigned Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.2. Gateway Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.3. Host Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

3.4. The MIL-STD Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

4. Explanation of Terms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

4.1. Definitions of Protocol State (Maturity Level) . . . . . . 8

4.1.1. Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4.1.2. Draft Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4.1.3. Proposed Standard Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.1.4. Experimental Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.1.5. Informational Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.1.6. Historic Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.2. Definitions of Protocol Status (Requirement Level) . . . 9

4.2.1. Required Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.2.2. Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.2.3. Elective Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

4.2.4. Limited Use Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

4.2.5. Not Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

5. The Standards Track . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

5.1. The RFC Processing Decision Table . . . . . . . . . . . 10

5.2. The Standards Track Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

6. The Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

6.1. Recent Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

6.1.1. New RFCs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

6.1.2. Other Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

6.2. Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

6.3. Network-Specific Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . 24

6.4. Draft Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

6.5. Proposed Standard Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

6.6. Telnet Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

6.7. Experimental Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

6.8. Informational Protocols . . . . . . . . . . ...