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Official protocols (RFC0840)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003887D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 20 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Postel: AUTHOR

Abstract

This RFC identifies the documents specifying the official protocols used in the Internet. Annotations identify any revisions or changes planned.

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Network Working Group J. Postel

Request for Comments: 840 ISI

April 1983

Official Protocols

This RFC identifies the documents specifying the official protocols used

in the Internet. Annotations identify any revisions or changes planned.

To first order, the official protocols are those in the Internet

Protocol Transition Workbook (IPTW) dated March 1982. There are several

protocols in use that are not in the IPTW. A few of the protocols in

the IPTW have been revised these are noted here. In particular, the

mail protocols have been revised and issued as a volume titled "Internet

Mail Protocols" dated November 1982. There is a volume of protocol

related information called the Internet Protocol Implementers Guide

(IPIG) dated August 1982. A few of the protocols (in particular the

Telnet Options) have not been revised for many years, these are found in

the old ARPANET Protocol Handbook (APH) dated January 1978.

This document is organized as a sketchy outline. The entries are

protocols (e.g., Transmission Control Protocol). In each entry there

are notes on status, specification, comments, other references,

dependencies, and contact.

The status is one of: required, recommended, elective, or

experimental.

The specification identifies the protocol defining documents.

The comments describe any differences from the specification or

problems with the protocol.

The other references identify documents that comment on or expand on

the protocol.

The dependencies indicate what other protocols are called upon by

this protocol.

The contact indicates a person who can answer questions about the

protocol.

RFC 840 April 1983

Official Protocols

In particular, the status may need some further clarification:

required

- all hosts must implement the required protocol,

recommended

- all hosts are encouraged to implement the recommended

protocol,

elective

- hosts may implement or not the elective protocol,

experimental

- hosts should not implement the experimental protocol unless

they are participating in the experiment and have coordinated

their use of this protocol with the contact person, and

none

- this is not a protocol.

Overview

Catenet Model

STATUS: None

SPECIFICATION: IEN 48 (in IPTW)

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