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Internet Official Protocol Standards (RFC2400)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000002975D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR [+2]

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 - 6.10 contain the lists of protocols in each stage of standardization. Finally, there are pointers to references and contacts for further information.

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Network Working Group Internet Architecture Board

Request for Comments: 2400 J. Postel

Obsoletes: 2300, 2200, 2000, 1920, 1880, J. Reynolds

1800, 1780, 1720, 1610, 1600, 1540, 1500, 1410, Editors

1360, 1280, 1250, 1200, 1140, 1130, 1100, 1083 September 1998

STD: 1

Category: Standards Track

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).

This memo is an Internet Standard. Distribution of this memo is

unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1998). All Rights Reserved.

Table of Contents

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

1. The Standardization Process . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

4.1.4. Experimental Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.2.4. Limited Use Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

4.2.5. Not Recommended Protocol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

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

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

5.2. The Standards Track Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

6. The Protocols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

6.1. Recent Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

6.1.1....